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Diet control for a Hypertensive patient. - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Hypertension and Heart Disease
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Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   how can i help u
User :   hi
Doctor :   go ahead with medical query please
User :   actually since last 10 days i had bit of heaviness in head. I visited a doctor and got my BP checked it is 150/110 and my chlorestorol is quite high
User :   I am under medication of cardace 2.5
Doctor :   ok
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User :   but till now bit of heaviness in head persists
User :   im 29 yrs old and working in as analyst in reaerach firm and I am amrried
Doctor :   did u have high blood pressure before
Doctor :   or was it the first time u came to know
User :   not this high
User :   earlier it was around 125-140/85-90 range
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   so u were not hypertensive before
User :   not really, but i used to get tense very easily
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   were u taking any medicine before
User :   No, I was not taking any medicine before. Importantly, I feel a constant mild pressure in both sides of forehead and accompanied with bit pain in neck
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   how can i help u now
Doctor :   r u there
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   heaviness in head and pressure on both sides of the head
User :   yes
Doctor :   may be due to high blood pressure
Doctor :   do u have stiff neck?
User :   heaviness is reduced but pressure in both sides of forehead and accompanied with bit pain in neck is still there
Doctor :   ok
User :   So,i would like to know why is it happening?
Doctor :   yes these are symptoms of high bp
Doctor :   especially during morning times
Doctor :   early morning
Doctor :   so ru taking the medicines prescribed
User :   not especially in morning times. However, the pressure in forehead is mild throughout the day
Doctor :   did u get repeat check of ur BLood pressure
Doctor :   ok
User :   yes, Its around 150-140/95-100
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   with one reading alone
User :   im taking cardace 2.5 mg
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   Blood pressure is not diagnosed
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   that should be fine
Doctor :   u continue with the cardace 2.5 mg
User :   ok
Doctor :   u need to have strict diet control
Doctor :   avoid taking salt
Doctor :   Smoking and an excessive intake of intoxicants, tea, coffee, and refined foods destroy the natural pace of life and prevent the expulsion of waste and poisonous matter from the body. Hardening of the arteries (atherosclerosis), obesity, and diabetes lead to hypertension.
User :   will the pressure in forehead and stiff neck will be there for bit long time
User :   ?
Doctor :   when ur blood pressure comes to control
User :   i am bit worried as it is already there for around 8-10 days
Doctor :   then it will get resolved
Doctor :   nope u dont worry
Doctor :   it strict diet and medication
Doctor :   ur blood pressure will come down
Doctor :   if u get tensed
Doctor :   it will not help
Doctor :   just relax
Doctor :   so many people
Doctor :   have high blood pressure
Doctor :   but still they continue to live normal lives
Doctor :   ok
User :   moreover my total chlorestorol is 258 and LDL is 174
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   cholesterol should be 150 mg
User :   so, shall i take some medication for this as well
Doctor :   nope u dont any medicine on ur own
Doctor :   u can reduce the dietary intake of fatty foods
Doctor :   consult ur physician
Doctor :   always
User :   ok
Doctor :   he will be the right person to guide u
Doctor :   i will give diet link
Doctor :   I would recommend you to take the advice of a nutritionist who can help you with the menu you require based on your diet patterns. For all weight problems, please visit and register at xxxxx, you can also call them alternatively at 0000
Doctor :   ok
User :   ok
Doctor :   did i clear all ur doubts
Doctor :   anything else u want to know
User :   yes
User :   One thing I forgot since last 2-3 days the bP is bit fluctuating
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   dont worry there will be normal variation
Doctor :   within day and the various posture as well
Doctor :   if u happen to have problem like
Doctor :   unsteadiness
Doctor :   or blurring of vision
Doctor :   u promptly see the physician
Doctor :   ok
User :   not at all. But when the BP is on lower side, then also the pressure in forehead persists
Doctor :   u will feel dizzy then
Doctor :   u can consult ur physician he will adjust the dose
User :   not really dizzy also.
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   r u there
User :   actually, i was quite worried bout the problem and sometimes I feared it may be neurological problem
Doctor :   u dont worry about those things
Doctor :   just continue with ur medicines and have strict diet control
User :   ok
Doctor :   if ur tension and start worrying
Doctor :   ur blood pressure will go not be in control
Doctor :   dont stress urself
Doctor :   neurological complications occure
Doctor :   only in those people whose bp is not controlled
Doctor :   ok
User :   ok. thanks a lot
User :   one last thing
Doctor :   ur welcome
Doctor :   yes
User :   Both sides of my forehead, I have strted feeling the pulse of vein, which is not there in normal case i beleive
Doctor :   since when u noticed?
User :   last 5-6 days
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   did u see doctor after that
User :   no
Doctor :   revvisit ur physician and get ur blood pressure checked
Doctor :   ok
User :   moreover, when I am tensed or angry the pulse is quite fast
Doctor :   u can get this
Doctor :   when ur hypertensive
Doctor :   so is the pulse u feel in head
User :   so, it is also due to high BP
Doctor :   u dont get worried of this
Doctor :   ok
User :   yes
Doctor :   just be calm
Doctor :   if ur in doubt get ur BP checked by physician if it is normal
Doctor :   ok
User :   but when i am not tensed in then also i can feel it, however then it is not rapid
Doctor :   u can have this
Doctor :   these are symptoms of high blood pressure
Doctor :   sometime in normal individuals as well
Doctor :   as a variation
Doctor :   ok
User :   ok
User :   thanks a lot.
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   thankx for visiting healthcaremagic
Doctor :   have a nice day
Doctor :   bye for now
User :   Bye
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