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Hypertension, high cholesterol levels. Slurred speech, semi conscious. Taking valsarten and atorvastatin. Need medical attention?

hai doctor my husband is having hypertension ,high cholestrol since 3 yrs ,he is 33 yrs male,he is occationally drinking.his work is too much tensed.but since 14 days he didnot drink even beers also.but today i noticed that he had slurred speech for 1 hrs,and he become semi conscious,after he slept.he wake up after 90 minutes,then he become ok,doctor pls tell me the reason.his bp-146/100 mmof hg,cholestrol uis controlled.on tab.valsarten 160 mg,esidrex12.5 mg&t. atorvastatin 10 mg
Asked On : Tue, 4 Dec 2012
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Hi there,
Thank you for writing to us.
With his history of high blood pressure and high cholesterol along with a history of drinking and slurried speech and getting semiunconscious demands a visit to the emergency department as soon as possible to rule out anything serious.
At his age stroke is an unlikely possibility however I would still like that he should have a CAT scan of the brain done.
His continuously high blood pressure needs to be further investigated and he needs to have blood tests for kidney to see if his kidneys are okay.
Kindest Regards
Answered: Tue, 4 Dec 2012
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