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My mom has high blood pressure and I've Can high blood pressure lead to a stroke?

My mom has high blood pressure and I've heard her say things about having a stroke?
Can high blood pressure lead to a stroke? I'm really worried about her. For the most part, she's been healthy but she's been pretty stressed and her mood hasn't been all that great. The doctors finally diagnosed her as having high blood pressure. I'm guessing it's because of extreme stress. Because of this, I'm worried that something life threatening could happen to her. What are things I should be watching for so I can call 911 if anything happens? What can I do to help her bring her blood pressure down? I don't want my mom to be sick and truthfully, i'm really scared. Also, is it serious enough for me to be on constant watch? Knowing my mom's high blood pressure problem, I feel guilty everytime I leave the house. I feel like I should follow her to work and just skip school and skip my own job to make sure nothing happens. Should I warn her coworkers and get someone to watch her?
Asked On : Fri, 18 Dec 2009
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General & Family Physician 's  Response
Thanks for query,
hypertension un diagnosed cause more harm.
Your mother developed stroke due to high bp.
Now prime important is that keep bp in control,
Go for regular check up of bbp.
Go for s. cholesterol,lipid profile and blood sugar.
if any abnormality is there,treat them.
Take less salt.fat and carbohydrate.
Avoid fried and junk food.
Continue the treatment prescribed by your physician.
Ok and bye.
Answered: Sat, 3 Sep 2011
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I have high blood pressure, and one of the nicest things you can do for your mom is go for a walk with her because this helps and also give her a hug or two a day. Hugs will help to relieve some of her stress. she is going to be alright, she has to walk everyday, take her medicine and not eat to much salt. All of the other things CAN happen but, it in no way means it WILL happen = ) My own mother is 77 and she's had high blood pressure for at least 10 years.
Answered: Sun, 20 Dec 2009
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