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BP, giddiness. How to make it controlled? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 19-Mar-2013
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Very Good Posted in: Hypertension and Heart Disease
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User:Hello Doctor, this is XXXXXXX here.
Doctor:welcome to XXXXXXX
User:Thanks,6 months ago I went on BP test resulted in 160/100
User:I took medicines for that and yestrerday I went thru the same and it has came down to 130/80 which is normal I hope...
Doctor:yes, that is normal
Doctor:may i know, what is your age ? and what medications are you on ?
User:29 yrs , I take CONCOR AM 2.5 twice a day...
Doctor:your BP is under control , now
Doctor:you can continue the medications for now for a few more months
User:recently I m having some acidity problem like , I am getting Burp often and some times I feel giddiness too
User:ok thanks and I will do that ...
Doctor:you can take Gelusil MPS , tablets after meals , or when u have the symptoms of acidity
Doctor:the tablets will relieve your symptoms
User:can u guide me to overcome that ?
Doctor:in addition, taking Flatuna or GASNIL tablets , after meals will help to reduce the bloating and burping sensations
Doctor:have u followed my suggestions ?
User:I am worried really because of the Giddiness I have as I take outside food many times a week...
Doctor:how often, do u have such issues
User:yeah thanks XXXXX , I will take them but for how many days ?
Doctor:the tablets can be taken , for as long as the symptoms are there
Doctor:for now, you can take the tablets for 1 week
Doctor:in the mean time, try to reduce eating high fat and spicy XXXXXXX foods
User:It was for few weeks like 2 or 3 ...
Doctor:drink more water and eat more of fruits like banana, apples
Doctor:they will reduce your symptoms
Doctor:once your symptoms are controlled, you can stop the medications
Doctor:avoid taking too much of salt , spices , in your food, - they are the cause for your Blood pressure and acidity
User:thanks, and I just want to be sure like the Giddiness is because of this acidic or for any other reason...?
Doctor:sometimes medications that you take for BP can reduce the BP, and it can cause giddiness
Doctor:does giddiness occur, soon after intake of medicines ?
User:But I hope the CONCOR AM 2.5 is a mild dose rite ?
Doctor:yes, it is a mild dose
User:I am not sure once after taking tablets , I could not answer this question as I didnt noticed well
Doctor:in case , the symptoms occur within 2-3 hrs after using the drugs, and not later on, the drug effect can be the cause
Doctor:in such a situation, try to be aware of the fact and be cautious and avoid driving or doing very riscky works, etc
User:but I can say like It happens often I take my Meals (lunch) and sometimes I m feeling heavy to take my breakfast thus I m skipping it...
Doctor:when ever u have it, try to sit down slowly and take a 5 min rest
Doctor:get up slowly and sit down slowly
Doctor:skipping meals can cause low glucose levels , and this is not giddiness , but is hypoglycemia
Doctor:so, u have to make sure, that you eat something like a fruit or a banana, , when u miss your lunch, etc
Doctor:having proper diet habits is essential to avoid gastritis
User:now , my stamina level has largely came down as I notice wen I play Table Tennis recently as I am not taking my food properly...
User:yeah sure I will and one more question ...
Doctor:so, you need to adopt good diet habits, and this can be resolved
User:Can we have Banana in our empty stomach ? I have started my walking practice recently...
Doctor:yes, you can have it
Doctor:its a good for health
User:ok thanks,... I am really worried of this and not getting proper sleep at night...
Doctor:You are welcome
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