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Hypertension with Rheumatoid arthritis - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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User :   Respected sir,
My father aged around 65 yrs is a hypertensive and also diagonsed as mild bph.kindly advise medications and how long should it be taken.he is also a known Rheumatoid arthritis patient
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User :   wat is ur suggestion sir
Doctor :  
The prescription medicines are given after the cause is exactly made out. Since we havenâ??t physically examined you, it is inappropriate and unethical to prescribe you scheduled drugs.
Doctor :   I can answer your medical queries
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if any
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Is your father
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on any drugs currently?
User :   he has typical presentation of urgency and frequent micturition esp at night
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So is the diagnosis of
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mild BPH made with the help of ultrasound scan?
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When was the last scan?
User :   sir?
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If he is a confirmed case of BPH, then he will need a class of drug called alpha blocker
Doctor :   which needs to be taken indefinitely
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He will also need a 5alpha reductase inhibitor
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User :   respected sir,my father aged 65 yrs is a mild bph patient past 5 yrs only has frequency and urgency micturition.kindly tell me the mode and the duration of treatment.he is a known hypertensive and rheumatoid arthritic patient
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You have to understand & acceot the fact that BPH is a chronic disease
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& the treatment for it is usually given indefinitely
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one cannot stop the treatment for BPH
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The same thing applies for Hypertension & Rheumatoid arthritis also
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For Bph he might have to be on treatment lifelong along with regular follow ups to note the size of the gland
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Also the follow ups are meant to make an early diagnosis of prostate cancer
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Did you follow what I said?
Doctor :   He has to be on medicines for his BP control lifelong
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There are many medicines available for all the 3 diseases that your father suffers from
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the doctor will choose the most suitable medicine for your father based on test reports, clinical examination etc
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