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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Practicing since : 2004
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User :   My face, eyes and ear feel sun burnt. But I have not been in the sun. I have a blood pressure machine that shows 157 / 107.. is that it?
Doctor :   hI
Doctor :   Ok.
Doctor :   May I ask you a few questions pertaining to your problem to help you better ?
User :   Sure
Doctor :   May I know your age please ?
User :   50
User :   Male, 200 lbs, 5"10
Doctor :   Ok.
Doctor :   Your BMI Classifies into Overweight category.
User :   Is that why my face and eyes feel sun burnt
Doctor :   It might be due to the heightened blood pressure
Doctor :   As you know it has to be far below that.
Doctor :   Are you a known hypertensive ?
User :   Yes I take losartan-hctz 100-25mg and 10mg of malodiphine.. Met with my tax guy today.. A little stressful!!!!!!!!
Doctor :   Ok.
Doctor :   Please do not worry.
Doctor :   Since when are you having these symptoms ?
User :   about two to three days..... So not the tax man's fault
Doctor :   Yes.
Doctor :   When did you last change your medication .
User :   About 30 days from the losartan and Amlodophine-Benazep 10-20mg
Doctor :   Ok.
User :   bp with that combo was 100-110 / 60-70
Doctor :   I would say that combination would be better.
User :   So the high BP could be why I have the sun burn sensation??
Doctor :   Please switch back to the old medication after you discuss with the Treating Physician.
User :   Makes sense,, better a little low than high??
Doctor :   Yes, rightly said. 157 is pretty high , it has to be kept at 110.
Doctor :   and 107 diastoly is very high and has to be kept at 80.
User :   Thanks
Doctor :   And one more thing that I need to advise .
User :   OK
Doctor :   You have to loose at least 35-40 pounds which is very essential.
Doctor :   for better and positive heallth.
Doctor :   Do you want anything else to ask ?
User :   I ran a couple of marathons 10 years ago at 175. Any lighter I would look like a skelaton. I surf and have a wide shoulder width..
Doctor :   Ok.
Doctor :   Yeah May be 175 would be fine then.
User :   Thanks have a good night
Doctor :   Thank you for consulting me.
Doctor :   Take care.
Doctor :   Bye for now.
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