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My mom has high blood pressure . Head ache, nape

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Dr. Yogesh D

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Posted on Tue, 18 Dec 2018 in Hypertension and Heart Disease
Question: My mom has high blood pressure. Head ache, nape ache and feels like vomiting. She feels her head spinning. The result of every test is okay even the ctscan is normal. but the doctors cant figure out why she still feels like that. They gave her betahistine and amlodipine. but still not effective. They even advise to put her in icu. They still cant figure out what's wrong with her. What are the possible cause of these?
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Answered by Dr. Yogesh D 22 minutes later
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She needs admission in a hospital and brain infection ruled out.

Detailed Answer:
Hello Keeshia,

Thank you for the query and welcome to Ask a Doctor service.

I have studied the query carefully and understand your concern.

The most likely cause based on the description of the symptoms is meningeal infection.

It could be bacterial or viral infection.

It can be diagnosed by doing a CSF analysis.

Your mother does need ICU admission for proper diagnosis and management.

Please discuss meningitis with your doctors, CT scan may appear normal in meningitis.

I hope this information will be of help.

I hope your mother recovers completely very soon.
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