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Posted By: Backwoodsman
13-Aug-11 - 09:42 AM
Thread Name: BS: high blood pressure
Subject: RE: BS: high blood pressure
My Hypertension is not extreme, so I have a 6-monthly BP check, as well as my annual Diabetes MOT (BP, HBa1C, cholesterol, weight, 'tickle-test' on my feet, etc.). That's all, and my BP is always (as the practice-nurse puts it) 'Spot-On'.

My GP's attitude to Internet-DIY medicine and 'medical self-help books' is that the websites should be closed down and the books burned - they serve only to cause alarm amongst medically-untrained patients who don't properly understand the full ramifications of what they're reading. As he put it, "If you go on a website and look up every condition on there, you will convince yourself that you're dying from at least 50% of them".

Talk to your GP - that's what he/she is there for.

You know it makes sense!