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high blood pressure, pain in the neck area, headaches, numbness in fingers and face

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • March 5, 2010
  • 01:22 AM

my mother who is 66 years old has been taking pills for high blood pressure for a few years now and it has been pretty stable...recently she get these "attacks" where she feels like something snaps in her head and goes down to her neck it lasts for no more then 30 min but she feels like shes dying when that happens...her hands are always numb and recently she started to experience her face getting numb...the blood pressure goes up in the middle of the night and she cant sleep for the rest of the night.
we did blood tests and a MRI and everything is coming up fine...all they suggest is to lower her salt intake...any suggestions? thanks

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  • my mother who is 66 years old has been taking pills for high blood pressure for a few years now and it has been pretty stable...recently she get these "attacks" where she feels like something snaps in her head and goes down to her neck it lasts for no more then 30 min but she feels like shes dying when that happens...her hands are always numb and recently she started to experience her face getting numb...the blood pressure goes up in the middle of the night and she cant sleep for the rest of the night.we did blood tests and a MRI and everything is coming up fine...all they suggest is to lower her salt intake...any suggestions? thanksYes.eating too much salt can make high blood pressure much worse.That means reduced sodium in daily diet food. These recommendations are very important for high blood pressure due to kidney problem.
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    • August 30, 2010
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