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Medicines and precautionary measures for high BP - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   Good Afternoon
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   Dr XXX here
Doctor :   How can i help you?
User :   Hi my name is XXX
User :   I wanted to know some details with respect to Blood Pressure
Doctor :   Please proceed
User :   this is actually for my hubby
User :   he is 40 years old
User :   his BP is quite high
User :   the last time he took , it was showing 170/100
User :   the doctor has put him on some medicines yesterday
Doctor :   Since when is he having BP? Is he on medications?
User :   for the last 10 days he is having this garlic pearls
Doctor :   BP requires proper medications and should be controlled with that as they can lead to other symptoms. Also just garlic would not control it.
User :   ok
User :   can i get back to you with the medicine name that the doctor has prescribed
Doctor :   Yes sure, you can
User :   he had taken a complete health check up more than a year ago and that time there was a small growth in the adrenalin
Doctor :   Ok was he having any symptoms at that time?
User :   can this cause an increase in the bp
User :   actually no symptoms at all
Doctor :   Yes it can but depends on many nother factors as age,
User :   The name of the medicine is AMLODIPINE BESILATE
User :   the growth was above the adrenalin gland
User :   atenolol also has been given
Doctor :   The medications seem to be good and they may take about a week to control the BP.
User :   ok, is there anything else that you suggest
User :   the issue here is that my hubby work place is in a remote location and he has been transferred there recently
User :   he is forced to have outside food
Doctor :   He should go for regular walks.
User :   in terms of diet restrictions is there anything
User :   ok
User :   should this medicine be taken for ones lifetime
User :   are there any side effects to this
Doctor :   He shouls avoid any fried, oily food and more of salt
Doctor :   3)Medications are to be take for long time and should not be stopped until examined by treatintg doc and investigated properly
User :   OK
User :   I also wanted to know if this adrenalin gland can be a contributing factor for the increased BP
Doctor :   Yes adrenaline gland releases hormones which helps in controlling BP
User :   there is a disconnect, basically i want to know if this particular growth is causing this increase in bp
User :   should this gland be removed
Doctor :   No it cannot be rem0oved like this, it does not mean that just removing this will help in controlling BP. It has to be evaluated properly for that growth.
User :   ok thank you so much for your advice, it was quite a relief chatting with you
Doctor :   Is there anything else you would like to know?
User :   nothing currently, thank you very much
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me, bye
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