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Low BP, anemia, have uneasiness throughout the day, No improvement with changed diet, calcium channel blockers. What is the cause?

My mother, age 68, black female, was on beta blockers, now calcium channel blockers - but not daily. The dosage has changed often to try and regulate blood pressure. She has also taken water pills, but she experiences lightheadedness , dizziness and fatigue . Either BP is too high or drops too low. She changed her diet, but still experience low BP - 103/67. She has seen a few doctors to no avail and also a neurologist (still waiting results). She had a colonoscopy 5 months ago, and was also diagnosed anemic. She is losing hope, faith and stressed with fear. Some days she feels fine, and then others she is in the bed resting. She has had blood work 2 or more times with low iron, then Vitamin D deficient, etc., but still she experiences BP too low. What could be happening? She lives in a small rural town in Alabama with very limited actvity.
Asked On : Thu, 19 Jul 2012
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Internal Medicine Specialist 's  Response
dear friend, Welcome to HCM.
I will need more data, details of test results to recommend something. but the current picture looks like nutritional anaemia. but can have other causes.
pl. revert with reults of tests, others etc.
are kidney fuction tests alright?
would like to help.
Answered: Thu, 19 Jul 2012
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