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Blurred vision,treatment of BP with Lostat - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   Hi, may I answer your health queries right now ? Please type your
Doctor :   hi
User :   Hi
Doctor :   please proceed with your health query
User :   My age is 28
User :   I've been diagnosed for BP and i've family history of BP
User :   Doctor suggested to take Lostat-H for 1 week and then now Lostat
User :   I've been diagnosed BP Since 2weeks
User :   I dont smoke, drink
Doctor :   ok
User :   Why suddenly since 2weeks i got my BP raised
User :   Is it due to Family history?
Doctor :   family history of BP predisposes you to have BP
Doctor :   it tends to run in familys
User :   Ok
Doctor :   and it can precipitate early due to lifestyle and diet changes
User :   Ok. Now am taking Lostat
User :   everyday 50mg
User :   How long this tablet last for ?
Doctor :   this has to be taken for BP control throughout
Doctor :   onle when BP is properly controlled with medication. diet and exercises, dose can be reduced
Doctor :   sometimes with good control, you can control BP only with diet and lifestyle changes, but it takes time
User :   I've also taken Cholestrol check and lipid levels are up to the mark
User :   and LDL in trace...
Doctor :   right now you will need to control it with medication
Doctor :   are you on any anticholestrol drugs?
User :   nope
User :   what is the difference in Lostat and Lostat-H
User :   ?
User :   Which is advisable to take?
Doctor :   Lostat is losartan
Doctor :   and Losata-H is with hydroclorothiazide
Doctor :   a component to help fight water retention
Doctor :   it depends on your response and th cause for BP what is best for you
Doctor :   so your treating doctor has to decide what is to be given.
User :   coz of the medication, sometimes, my sleeping tends to disturb. How can i overcome this?
Doctor :   if sleep is disturbed due to you getting up many times, then you should report this to your doctor
Doctor :   you might need alternate medication to control BP and help you sleep
User :   ok, when i take Lostat-H, i got very disturbed
User :   Now when i take lostat, it was fine
Doctor :   yes, lostat H is with a diuretic, so it causes you to urinate more
Doctor :   and hence disturbed sleep
User :   ok, when i take Lostat (medication), how many hours it is effective?
User :   50mg
Doctor :   have you followed what I have said?
Doctor :   it is affective for almost 24 hours
User :   ok
Doctor :   but if BP control needs higher dose, then dosage or frequency is increased based on individual needs.
User :   2day, i went for long walk and then had coconut water immediately and then for sometime, i feel like BP raised
User :   then after i had my breakfast and medication, i feel ok
User :   what would be the cause?
User :   sometimes blur...
Doctor :   it is normal to have increased BP after a fast walk and also coconut water as the water volume will increase, when you take medication, you will feel fine
Doctor :   increased BP can lead to visual changes due to rush of blood in eye vessels
Doctor :   it is not a good sign
Doctor :   discuss with your treating doctor about blurry vision and request for a ophthalmology check.
User :   yday, my BP is 116/78
Doctor :   it can lead to bleeding in eyes and loss of vision due t o retinal detachment
User :   2day its 120 to 130/78
Doctor :   ok, BP of 116/78 is fine
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