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Ultrasound of kidney and lipid profile is normal. What causes sudden rise of blood pressure?

Sep 2012
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My father age is 63 years old in feb 2012 suddenly there blood pressure increase to 240 and lower is 120 bt they fit no XXXXXXX symptom they feel ok i consult with doctor doctor check them take ultrasound of kidney test of lipid profile is normal heart size is some increase now after 6 month there bp is now still on 90 and 170 measure by electronic machine is this is good for their health to whom i consult what type of test we take please guide me.
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Posted Fri, 2 Nov 2012 in General Health
Answered by Dr. Das Arindam 2 hours later

First your father’s age is 65. At this age sudden rise of blood pressure is common.
You mentioned the ultrasound of kidney and lipid profile is normal it indicates the increase of blood pressure is age related. Increased heart size is a danger size.
So, it is not good for health of your father.
Is your father taking any anti hypertensive drug ? If not he needs that.
You should consult with an CARDIOLOGIST for other investigation like ECG, ECHO and a thorough clinical check up.
Thank you.

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