"Anak ng Tinapa!"
Virgilio F. De leon Jr. MD
A patient came in one day and when we examined him found him to have an elevated BP. I asked him if he was able to maintain his hypertensive medication which he said he did. So normally we would ask him to rest and come back the next morning to repeat his BP.
The following morning he still had the same BP. He became upset and started saying that in the province he only ate fish. "Puro tinapa na nga lang ako eh." Bingo!
It clicked and we found out what was happening.
Needless to say this patients diet consisted of extremely good salted fish for 6 months straight! Good for all his salty cravings. Not so good for his BP.