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Doctors keep on telling me that fluctuating, labile BP is not dangerous but health articles always say differently. Extract from one in yesterdays Daily Mail:
'People often come in at weekends and ask what to do because they've missed a dose,' says Sean Woodward, a community pharmacist based in Stoke-on-Trent.
Trips away and lie-ins are the most likely cause. 'The answer is to just take the next pill as soon as you can,' he says. And it does matter - forgetting to take blood-pressure tablets just once could increase the risk of heart attack or stroke by 40 per cent, according to research by the University of Glasgow. Dramatic swings in blood pressure cause stretching and relaxing of blood vessels, making them prone to tear"
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