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RICK MD ONLY-: Can high blood pressure make you tired?

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Can high blood pressure make you tired?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Eye
Expert:  Dr. Rick replied 1 year ago.

Dr. Rick :

Hi. I'm online and happy to answer your question today.

Dr. Rick :

Usually high blood pressure has no symptoms at all.

Dr. Rick :

As such, I high BP should not make you tired.

Customer:

Oh well...i was looking for a CAUSE

Dr. Rick :

If, however, you are worried that your BP may be too high, you can check it at home with a BP machine, or at many walmarts and drug stores for free.

Dr. Rick :

Tons of things can make you tired but high BP is usually not one of them :)

Customer:

I have a BP machine-so far, w/o my meds it was around 126/80

Customer:

Then tonight it was 143!

Dr. Rick :

that BP value is just fine. No reason to think it might be causing you any problems.

Customer:

So i tho't mebbe it was in some way related, even tho' i know high BP is "The Silent Killer..."

Dr. Rick :

143 is a bit high, but not an emergency in a person with a history of high bp. Plus, readings vary from moment to moment and a milidly high reading here and there is nothing to be too concerned about.

Dr. Rick :

I wouldn't go out and max out your credit cards hoping you won't be around to have to pay them off with BP reading like those :)

Customer:

WHEW!!

Dr. Rick :

Thanks for requesting me ;)

Customer:

I'm still gonna take it again before bed...

Dr. Rick :

ok.

Dr. Rick :

Get some good sleep.....

Dr. Rick :

and we can finish the other thread later.

Customer:

Are you kidding??? You are my Go-To Guy now, even if you DO love retinas best!

Dr. Rick :

:-)

Dr. Rick :

Retina is what I do.....

Customer:

Yes we can if it is OK w/YOU...

Dr. Rick :

That's fine with me.

Dr. Rick :

TTYL.

Customer:

Yes, and i REALLY want to hear about it

Dr. Rick :

I hope this information was helpful for you. But I do work for tips so I want to make sure you are happy with me before rating me. If you have another question on this or a related issue feel free to fire away. And please let me know if the rating system gives you any troubles.

Thanks in advance,

Dr. Rick MD FACS

Customer:

OK-Bye for now!

Dr. Rick :

It is a very rewarding speciality.

Dr. Rick :

bye

Expert:  Dr. Rick replied 1 year ago.
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Customer: replied 1 year ago.

Thanx for your reassurance.

Expert:  Dr. Rick replied 1 year ago.
My pleasure.
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Customer: replied 1 year ago.

FYI-;


BP was 117/70 when i went to bed last night-false alarm, i guess--'had the slleve of the 2 shirts i was wearing up and they must have caused a false positive high reading.


On the DOWNSIDE, my eight it going up-i am quite concerned.


My husband says it is bec we have been eating out a LOT lately, and ALL food in restaurants is salty...

Expert:  Dr. Rick replied 1 year ago.
I, myself, have tried the "eat more and exercise less" diet.....with very little weight loss to date.

As a general rule, husbands are always right. ;-)
Customer: replied 1 year ago.

I am SO glad you are my Go-To Guy....a sense of humor is very important to me.

I plan to weigh in again in about a week, as once again we are scheduled for a boatloada dinners out....wherein i will plan for leftovers....

But ya, i DID walk for 40mins. yesterday, and hope to keep that up, as my hip etc. feels a LOT better when i MOVE (OR stand, oddly enough--surprises every day!!!!). 'Am still on the Voltaren;'plan to use it 'til my mid-March Surgeon app't.....perhaps THAT is making me retain water?

As you can see, i am desperately searching for a Fall Guy!!

Your Loyal

Madeleine

Expert:  Dr. Rick replied 1 year ago.
Madeleine,

I'm glad your hip is feeling better. The more exercise you can get the better you should feel. Have you thought about swimming for exercise? This burns a lot of calories and is very easy on the joints.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.

We've actually joined a local pool, because it was virtually the ONLY thing i was ABLE to do before i needed my replacement(but even THAT was tough: getting OUT was sheer MURDER!)....However, w/17 degrees out, i am loath to going there, bec we can only go at night, it being in a school...


So we joined a fitness club, where i can get on a treadmill....i don't LOVE it; it is boring, but i bring my own music along...i am going to try to get back to THAT a bit more regularly...Honestly, and i am not excusing it, it is VERY hard to go out when it is so COLD-plus i have been experiencing a LOT of fatigue daily, for some unknown reason-which usually responds well to:guess WHAT??? ACTIVITY!


Whod'a thunk THAT??


Cheers!


~M~

Expert:  Dr. Rick replied 1 year ago.
I'm glad to hear that you are working hard to get out and exercise, however, in my world 17 degrees F is hot: It's -18F outside my window at this moment.....

Take care and keep up the good work.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.

Just got back from walking on treadmill....'am REALLY trying to do all you suggest!!


Where do you live-Antarctica?? No, seriously, i assume it is WI, as you like the Packers...


How do you stay WARM?????

Expert:  Dr. Rick replied 1 year ago.
Layers.....it's all about layering your clothes.

Northern Wisconsin.....
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