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How can high blood pressure related to diabetes be treated?

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I am 31 years old, 5'8", 255lbs and have been diagnosed with insulin resistance. A few months ago I was singing (I have sang since I was old enough to talk) and while hitting a higher note, I got a wierd lightheaded feeling. Since then I have felt pressure in my head which makes me light headed, anxiety (about the symptoms), fatigue, and a stiff neck. The symptoms tend to lessen when I eat carbs. I started taking Cinnimon and Chromium and it worked for 1 month, then the symptoms came back. I went to my GP and had a fasting metabolic panel ran. She said all of my numbers were good. Also, my BP was a little high, 134/something.
Posted Fri, 4 May 2012 in Diabetes
Answered by Dr. Rakhi Tayal 2 hours later
Hi Stephens,

Thanks for your query.

High blood pressure associated with diabetes both these diseases increase your risk of having any arterial mishap like stroke or angina.

On striking a higher note, there must have been a transient increased intracranial tension and this might have caused a small bleed inside your head making you light headed.But persistence of these symptoms for more than a month means that there is a psychological factor associated with it.
You need to see a psychotherapist who will help you.

Hope I have answered your query. I will be available if you have any further queries.

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