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Treament for hearing loss, high BLOOD PRESSURE.

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My friend, who is a 71 year old male with untreated high blood press(usually 165/120) and hearing loss (he uses a radio shack amplifier with headphones), recently had cold symptoms (a week ago). Also, he drinks about 3-4 six packs over the course of the day.

Now he cannot hear at all and his blood pressure is 210/125. He is having some trouble balancing when he walks.

I am trying to get him to see a doctor but it is an uphill battle.

We use a home OMRON digital BP monitor for the BP reading: i used myself as a control and accuracy checked out compared to a recent reading at a doctor's office.

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I appreciate your concern towards your friend.Your friend needs to start antihypertensives immediately as this high blood pressure is harmful to his heart and brain. You can take help of an ambulance. Please, let us know how we can help in this regard.

Patient replied :

What do you think the sudden hearing loss and loss of balance indicates?
He does not seem rational about his situation, how can I convince him?

Though the sudden loss of hearing and loss of balance is not directly related to his severe hypertension. it could be an indicator of a transient ischemic attack and he needs immediate medical attention.
Also, a CT SCAN of the brain is important to rule out any neurological deficit.

Dr. Jaydeep Tripathy
Category: HIV- AIDS Specialist
MBBS from Sri Ramachandra University in December 2011
M.Med (Family Medicine) - TNMGR University, Chennai
MBA-MPH in Public Health in March 2016, SRM University
Finished AFIH in March 2016, SRM University
MRCP ( UK ), Internal Medicine, Royal College of Physicians, June 2016
Fellowship in Diabetology from Martin Luther University in January 2017

Currently Resident Physician, in MD Radiodiagnosis - Kamakshi Memorial Hospital, Chennai
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