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I have type 2 diabetes -well controlled and sice diagnosis

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I have type 2 diabetes -well controlled and sice diagnosis 6 months ago, have lost 4 stone. I cannot understand why my usually ok blood pressure has now gone up My GP cannot understand it either
Hello. I'm Dr. Phil, licensed and practicing internist. Excellent service is my goal.

What meds are you on and what is your pressure?
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

metformin x 4 daily, slow release

Any other meds?

Do you take any over the counter pain meds?
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

thyroxine 100 x1 daily


lanzoprazil 15mg x1 daily


vitamim D x1 daily


glucosamine x1 daily


What is your blood pressure?
Customer: replied 4 years ago.


I'm very sorry about the late reply

My computer went down all day.

Do you take any pain killers over the counter like ibuprofen?
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

very occasionally


This can elevate blood pressure

How much do you weigh and how tall?
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

16stone 8lbs

5ft 4ins

Okay, one likely reason for this high blood pressure is sleep apnea.

your weight puts you at risk for this.

Why it started when you lost weight, I'm not sure.

However, I would recommend continued weight loss and a sleep study
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

this has not answered my question at all, basically the answer is that you don't know, which is ok, that's what you need to say


I gave you a clue as to the likely problem. I just don't know why it started now.

The diagnosis is likely sleep apnea
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