How to help with headaches due to hypertension? Aspirin safe?

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My boyfriend gets headaches and thinks its due to high blood pressure, what can I do to help out w the headaches at home? Is it safe for him to have asprin? channen.

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Dear channen;

Until your boyfriend sees a doctor to confirm whether his headaches are related to high blood pressure and gets a diagnosis, there's really no way to tell you how to help out with them at home.

As for the safety of aspirin, again, that can't be answered until he sees a doctor, and that particular question can be safely answered only by his own doctor because all medications he takes - prescription, over-the-counter, and even supplements - as well as his full medical history must be taken into account to safely answer it.

Please encourage your boyfriend not to self-diagnose, but to see his doctor.

Good luck,
John Claude Krusz and Teri Robert

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