I am becoming increasingly confused over the question of blood pressure and how high or low it can be. Before my husband went on to dialysis we had been drilled by various consultants on the need to keep his BP in check and, at one time, he was on three different typed of medication. Last year before dialysis the consultant took away his tablets as he said they were making things worse and left him with just Doxazasin. The unit we attend stopped these as they say controlling the amount of fluid will keep his BP in check. Some hope. He goes in at about 164/80 has 1,500 of fluid removed and his BP is the same as when he went in. I have asked the consultant, via an intermediary, and have been told that nothing needs to be done. I have read that the main cause of death in renal failure patients is heart attack and stroke so I am not comforted. Also do other people object to having the consultant do a ward round once a month rather than having a private consultation. The ward round to me always seems to be rushed and you are mostly standing by the patient. Any comment would be helpful. Thanks
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