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I am feeling quite dizzy for the past three days. My BP 150/90

I have been feeling quite dizzy for the past three days, even when I m lying down at times. My blood pressure has been in the 150/90 range. For many years, I ve been taking 5mg of Altace , and have decided to take it twice a day, starting yesterday. BP is not reduced. I am female and 66 years old.
Asked On : Fri, 26 Nov 2010
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Dizziness in Hypertensive patients is not a good sign. You need EKG, Echocardiogram, and Carotid Doppler. EKG and ECHO look into heart for anything abnormal. Carotid Doppler is the screening stroke.

I will also advise to get the lipid profile done; Take Aspirin 75 mg daily.

Dr. Jagdish
Answered: Sat, 27 Nov 2010
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