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Lightheadedness, dizziness and tiredness with high BP. Why would this happen suddenly?

My husband has always had good blood pressure , but yesterday at work, he suddenly felt light headed, dizzy, tired and needed to lie down. The nurse took his blood pressure and it was 159 over 99. He had to stay down about 2 hours. Two hours later it was 140 over 88 and he felt a little better, but it really scared us because he has never had BP problems. Any idea what would cause this?
Asked On : Sun, 14 Oct 2012
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Hello dear and thanks for the query
There are number of reasons for Hypertension:
1. Family History
2. Male sex
3. High Total Cholesterol and Triglycerides
4. Low good Cholesterol (HDL)
5. Stress
6. Obesity/ overweight
7. Lack of exercise
8. Smoking and Alcohol

You can make a list of the cause and reduce them to get rid of the problem. But presently you needs a proper anti-hypertensive drug to get control over it.
Best Wishes
Answered: Sun, 14 Oct 2012
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