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Head reeling on waking, continuously high BP level, high sugar levels. Causes?

During the past few weeks, when I get up, my head reels. I checked my bp . It is around 165 / 90, but it has been 150 for many years and the doctors have said it is OK for me. I am 68 years old. Otherwise, my health is normal and i am an active person and a teacher at the local University. My glucose level is a bit high recently, around 160. What could be the reasons.
Asked On : Wed, 12 Sep 2012
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Thanks for posting your query.

It is probable that you may have developed Essential Hypertension. Please keep serial recordings of your blood pressure and if it is persistently above 160/90, you may have to take a small dose of oral antihypertensive medication. I suppose the glucose level of 160 is taken at a random. Please get your fasting and post prandial blood sugar levels tested to look for any abnormal values.

Make sure you drink plenty of fluids orally. I am glad that you are active and healthy. I do not think there is anything seriously wrong with your health.

I wish you a quick recovery and a healthy life.

Take care.
Answered: Wed, 12 Sep 2012
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