A 20-year-old female asked:
70 year old has been feeling dizzy and faint for the past week her blood pressure is 162/83. it has been always above 160, even with medication it doesnt resolve. she falls more often than usual and stays in bed all day now. is this normal?
2 doctor answers • 3 doctors weighed in
Specializes in Cardiology
Do not believe dizziness is related to her blood pressure. A full evaluation is required to investigate the cause of the falls and the dizziness. Examination while she is symptomatic may help with regard to the rhythm and the blood pressure during episodes of dizziness. If an arrhythmia is suggested, she needs a Holter monitor Given the non-specific nature of symptoms she may need neuro evaluatio
Answered Jun 17, 2021
Neurology 52 years experience
Reviewed Jun 19, 2021
Last updated Jun 19, 2021
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