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81 years old female suffering from anemia with high blood pressure. Is it due to weakness caused by anemia ?

hello doctor, My name is Dr. Pulkit Sudan. I am a dental surgeon . 3 and a half weeks back my grandmom (81/f) was put on glucose drip after she complained of sinking episodes in her heart(in her language) and is suffering from high blood pressure diagnosed thereafter along with anemia(hb=5gm%) all other findings are in normal range( serum creatinine , sgot/sgpt, etc) wbc count was 11000. these episodes happened for around 2 months prior to diagnosis of high b.p. thereafter she was put on daily amlodipine(5 mg)+atenolol(50 mg) , multivitamin tablet and iron syrup. the doc gave alprazolam+ propanolol for those sinking episodes if they happen. but now, these episodes happen frequently like 2 in a day. what can b the actual cause. she does not complain of headache , sweatiness or leg pains during the episode. she feels like heart is sinking and heartbeat is going high although i cheacked the pulse was normal. otherwise she is well active but suffers from joint pain since past 15 yrs. doc , can i know the actual cause underneath. is it due to the weakness caused by anemia alone?? or any other chronic disease. i thought she might not be able to digest iron syrup, so discontinued for two days but the episodes continued. pls clarify... thanks a ton!
Tue, 26 Apr 2011
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dear docter
yes it is due to anaemia,if you dont want give her sy.then why not in ijection form, is she diabetic also? what type of diet she follow? what the range of bp, tell me in details,if u r intrested to know.
best wishes for her,take care
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