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My partner is 86 yrs and today is very tired with blood

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My partner is 86 yrs and today is very tired with blood pressure reading of 158/99 he has dementia and they increased his memory tablet from 10 mg to 15 one week ago could this be the problem
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Customer: He does have an heart murmur and he was fine on 10 mg he has been on that dose for 18 months
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  DrRussMD replied 1 year ago.


it is possible.

This is not a very high blood pressure for an 86 year old.

It certainly is not an emergency.

His doctor should review his medications.

In addition, one reading is not meaningful.

They should check several readings over the next few days, each day.

Unless he has symptoms.

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Expert:  Dr Basu replied 1 year ago.

Hi there,
This is Dr Basu, experienced Internal Medicine Specialist.
I am here to address your concerns and provide great service.

Yes dementia medication can cause tiredness and high blood pressure reading.

Since the dose has been increased recently this is the likely cause.

The symptoms may improve in a week or so.
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