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Is Asomex good for blood pressure? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 03-Jun-2013
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Very Good Posted in: Hypertension and Heart Disease
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Doctor:Good evening
Doctor:I am Dr. Shanthi here
Doctor:Please proceed with your query
User:just wanted to know if Asomex is a good medication to take for Blood pressure
User:does it have any side effects
Doctor:Yes, Asomex is one of the safe drugs and primary drugs used in treatment of high blood pressure
Doctor:May I know your age?
User:this is for my husband
User:he is 43 years old
Doctor:Yes, it is a calcium channel blocker with minimal side effects
Doctor:Can be safely used by your husband
Doctor:Common side effects of this are headache, nausea, abdominal pain, vomiting
User:can vitamin c chewables be taken simultaneously
Doctor:Yes sure
Doctor:it can be taken
User:since it is a calcium blocker will there be any effect if milk or any other calcium enriched foods are taken
User:also is there any specific diet which you can suggest
Doctor:The mechanisms of the two are totally different
Doctor:It does not effect calcium absorption in any way
Doctor:Your husband needs to follow the regular anti-hypertensive diet
Doctor:With less salt, less fatty food
Doctor:Encourage him to take more vegetable salads and fruits
Doctor:Are you there?
User:ok,his diet is already one which has a lot of vegetables and fruits and non veg is quite limited in the diet
User:can this problem come genetically'
User:his mother is a bp & heart patient and father is a diabetic patient
User:is it possible that it can come genetically
Doctor:Yes, it has genetic predisposition
Doctor:It is one of the non-modifyable risk factors for hypertension
User:just another question, will protien food increase BP, for instance if he were to take soya granules or kabuli channa can it have a detrimental impact on BP
Doctor:Not really, but newer studies are proving otherwise
Doctor:please keep the protein intake to the optimum levels
User:did not get your point what are the new studies indicating is it detrimental or beneficial
Doctor:The newer studies are indicating that high protein levels may not prove of any benefit in Hypertensives
Doctor:It is not proven or concluded upon yet
User:thank you for addressing my doubts
Doctor:Thank you too
Doctor:I wish your husband and you good health
Doctor:Bye for now
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