I am a 65 yr.old female w/high blood pressure spikes and face flushing in the evenings about 8-10 p.m. I have spikes when I feel flushed. I was diagnosed w/ high BP 6 yrs.ago and given 0.1 mg.Clonidine which took me 2 to 3 months to get use to. A doc I saw twice thinks the flushes are due to BP and they said my BP was high or borderline so he gives me an additional BP MED called LOSARTAN 100mg!!!!! I'm going from 0.1mg to 100MG!!!! On Web MD there is an indication that diabetics are given this med to protect kidneys. I am not a diabetic. My sin is salt. But have used a 50% less sodium salt for last 6 years. I wanted him to run a hormone panel on me 'cause I suffered since age 52 with 24 hour sweats!!!!!!! His statement: "I could do that but what would 'you' do with it???" If I give you hormones (synthetic) you could get breast cancer." But, I'm hearing about hormones called BIO-IDENTICAL HORMONES which means they are the same as yours. Both men and women are affected by low hormones in later life. But our standard medical professionals do not dabble in the 'real' thing. And it's probably very costly. I'm researching.View Thread
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