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What causes sudden increase in BP, loss of appetite and migraine headache?

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Posted on Thu, 5 May 2016
Question: Symptoms are sudden increase in (slightly) elevated blood pressure ,increase over 6months in lower belly fat , loss of appetite, marginal macrocytosis, increase in occurrence of migraine headaches with visual disturbances, previous sesile polyp removed on colonoscopy (1), problems falling asleep, restless sleep. Factors : long term alcohol abuse, long term tobacco use,osteopenia,reduction in exercise,post menopausal female, Caucasian. Family history of angina, coronary artery disease, stroke, stomach (?) Cancer.
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Answered by Dr. Prof. Kunal Saha (2 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Lifestyle modification would play a key role.

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for asking on HealthcareMagic.

I have gone carefully through the long list of complaints that you seem to have. My suggestions would be:
* Try to cut down on your alcohol intake and smoking. They play a major role in the causation of your problems.
* Regular exercise including brisk walking in the morning is very important.
* Limit your salt intake.
* Do not take coffee or other stimulants (including alcohol) several hours before you go to sleep.
* Take naproxen 500 mg one or two tablets together as required, if you develop migraine.
* Ensure proper dietary fiber intake.

Let me know if I could help further.

Regards
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What causes sudden increase in BP, loss of appetite and migraine headache?

Brief Answer: Lifestyle modification would play a key role. Detailed Answer: Thanks for asking on HealthcareMagic. I have gone carefully through the long list of complaints that you seem to have. My suggestions would be: * Try to cut down on your alcohol intake and smoking. They play a major role in the causation of your problems. * Regular exercise including brisk walking in the morning is very important. * Limit your salt intake. * Do not take coffee or other stimulants (including alcohol) several hours before you go to sleep. * Take naproxen 500 mg one or two tablets together as required, if you develop migraine. * Ensure proper dietary fiber intake. Let me know if I could help further. Regards