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Starting to think I may have resistant hypertension. I'm on 3 drugs - Atenolol, Zanidip and Micardis (can't take diuretics due to allergy) - and still can't seem to get it down to a decent level. 42 yo T2 well controlled BG and I've lost weight, go to the gym, cycle, low fat/low salt diet and doesn't seem to make any difference. Also, struggling with glaucoma and raised eye pressures.:(:confused:

I've heard of a new trial that has been quite successful so far involving using lasers to burn off some of the nerves around the kidneys.

Anyone know more about this, or suffer from resistant hypertension?
 

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You could try the following:

If you smoke - quit.

Reduce stress and relax.

Reduce or eliminate alcohol consumption.

Another factor maybe blood pressure cuff size. The wrong size can give a false high or low reading.

Sleep apnea can cause hypertension. If you have this - get it treated.

See if these don't help.
 

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You could try the following:

If you smoke - quit.

Reduce stress and relax.

Reduce or eliminate alcohol consumption.

Another factor maybe blood pressure cuff size. The wrong size can give a false high or low reading.

Sleep apnea can cause hypertension. If you have this - get it treated.

See if these don't help.
quit smoking 4 years ago :)
quit drinking 8 years ago :)
already treating sleep apnoea with CPAP
stress is a hard one to manage sometimes ;)
so with the cuff size, is that it is too tight that it gives a false reading? Anyway, my home readings seem to bear out doctor's readings ...
 
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