My father has high blood pressure, not feeling well

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My father was diagnosed with High Blood Pressure in 2012. BP was 220/120. He is on tablets now. After taking tablets his blood pressure is aroung 130/80. He is living in Sri Lanka. I am living in the UK. When ever i visit him I noticed that he is not the srtong person anymore. My dad is 70 this year. He is not overweight and eats healthily.  I do understand that his age plays a part in as well. 

I chat to my father couple of times a week, What is really concerning me is that most of the days my father keep saying to me that he is feeling dizzy, out of beath or struggling to breath, feeling weak. So he will have to sit down or go to bed. I am really worried and sad to see my father like this. 

He kept visiting his doctor but no answer. Recently the doctor has priscribed B complex vitamin. 

These are the tests he has done.

Electrolyte test , Urine, Blood, ECG ultrasound, Urine flow rate and Full blood count.

I decided to write to this forum to find out

a) if it is normal to have the above symtons when you are on blood pressure tablets  

b) what other tests your doctors have offered you.

I was looking on the internet to find out if their are any cardiologist or doctors visiting Sri Lanka so I could perhaps arrange an appontment.  but no luck.

I love my parents very much, it is so painful not knowng what to do to help.

Thank you for your help.

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    What medication is he on and what, if any, other medical issues does he have?
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      Thank you for your quick reply. I have asked my father to send me a list of medication that he is taking at the moment. No, he does not have any other mesical issues. My mother said three days a week he is not feeling well, short of breath, and he gets really hyped up and angry.
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    As I'm not a GP, not sure about the symptoms he's having, but when I was on my meds, i had excruciating pain in my legs which nearly left me crippled. After three days of stopping the meds I was fine again. Maybe your father could try a really good supplement for reducing BP and one that give him a good supply of nutrients in his diet. Sorry to hear that he's like this, especially when he's so far away from you, hope he starts to feel better soon. 😕

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