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My systolic blood pressure is 214 while my diastolic

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My systolic blood pressure is 214 while my diastolic pressure is 68. This was a couple of days ago and it changes frequently, but always the numbers are similar. I believe the large difference is not good. My doctor gives me tablets but they have bad side effects and also don't make any difference. Can you know what my problem is and maybe how to solve it? Thanks
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Cardiology
Expert:  Dr. Ravoof replied 10 months ago.

Dear customer,

Thank you for your question.

If you are not responding to most classes of blood pressure lowering medication, this may signify that you are not suffering from essential hypertension (when there's no identifiable cause of high blood pressure) but your increased blood pressure is probably due to some other condition in the body such as a renal disorder or a hormonal disorder. Therefore I would advice you to consult a nephrologist who will try to find out if there is any underlying disorder causing the hypertension and also if present will be better able to treat the cause instead of just prescribing blood pressure lowering medication.

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Customer: replied 9 months ago.
Dr Ravoof
Thank you for the answer - I guess I may have a bit of kidney problem. One question if your don't mind - is there a medicine to help with this or is it just a matter of change of diet and exercise?