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My mother is 85 yrs old she has the flu but her blood

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My mother is 85...

My mother is 85 yrs old she has the flu but her blood pressure is low, I just took it it is 100/75 what can I do the make it rise.

Doctor's Assistant: When was last time you had a check up? Have you been feeling dizzy or lightheaded?

She went to the doctor yesterday she is on Theraflu, a little dizzy

Doctor's Assistant: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?

She was on bp pills doctor said not to give to her a few days

Submitted: 6 months ago.Category: Medical
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Doctor: Dr. Mo, Board Certified MD replied 6 months ago
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Doctor: Dr. Mo, Board Certified MD replied 6 months ago

Besides feeling dizziness is she having high fevers or the inability to eat?

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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
no sir her fever broke early this morning and she is eating a little more today
Doctor: Dr. Mo, Board Certified MD replied 6 months ago

Overall it sounds benign. With the elderly we can see that the blood pressure drops during even viral infections. I would recommend to stop her blood pressure medications for now and purchase rehydrating packets which you can mix with water or make your own to hydrate her appropriately.

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Doctor: Dr. Mo, Board Certified MD replied 6 months ago

You can refer to the image for the recipe. Or go to this website.

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