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Diet and exercises to control blood pressure in women - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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hi i am a 32 yr old female,i am on aldomet 250mg tds for high bp and bld test also reveals high cholesterol. i have serious anxiety issues and and i'm taking nexium for reflux. my bp fluctuates so much in a day i wide variations everytime i take it cos of anxiety. my ecg always comes out normal. do u think the high cholesterol can be resp 4 the high bp (LdL 4.8) or anxiety cos i have no family history, sometimes its as high as 160/120 and 138/100 in same hour.i'm thinking of increasing aldomet cos doctor said if the results are not ideal, i should increase but my husb says all i need is to relax and my bp will be normal again. recently ve been having pressure on my left chest/breast area and belching, doc thinks its nothing but i get scared and start to feel faint
Doctor :   hello
Doctor :   i am Dr
User :   hi
Doctor :   how may i help you
User :   i want to know if the anxiety is the cause of the bp or high cholesterl
User :   i have done lost 5kg and modified my diet but bp nremains high with aldomet
Doctor :   i see
Doctor :   well i can tell you for sure that yes anxiety does causes high BO
User :   presentl i feel heaviness or my left chest/breast and i have been having abdominal discomfort
Doctor :   BP
Doctor :   just give me one moment please let me read all thru your history
User :   when i take my bp , every time i take it the reading is diff, do u think this is anxiety too
User :   ok
Doctor :   well now lets go one by one
User :   ok
Doctor :   how often do you take your BP
Doctor :   ?
User :   everyday
Doctor :   ok to begin with lets stop this practice as it will only make your more anxious
Doctor :   so do check twice a week
User :   ok, my gp said so too
User :   ok
Doctor :   and your husband is correct , you need to be calm and you will see a normal change in you
Doctor :   thats very crucial
Doctor :   you need to get your mind off things . trust me your ECG is normal just dont worry about anything
User :   i know its just that i have lost wt and i'm on medic and i dont c results
Doctor :   you need to have a little patience
User :   ok, i even had a 24 hr holter monitor and it was normal though my pulse is always high
Doctor :   diet and exercise and a POSITIVE attitude is all you need
User :   what of the pain in the chest area
Doctor :   lets not keep on checking out vitals all the time, let your body take care of it
Doctor :   ok now the pain in your chest
Doctor :   is there a relationship to food ?
User :   no, it just started recently and i have abdominal upset, stopped nexium for sometime but just started again
Doctor :   you need to take the complete course
Doctor :   and also i will suggest you make some lifestyle changes in your diet
User :   i di,with clarithromycin and amoxyl and stopped
Doctor :   control your intake of caffeine
Doctor :   avoid soda
User :   i dont take caffeine, but i try to take some herbal tea, garlic
Doctor :   have yogurt which creates a protective lining in your stomach and protects it
User :   ok
Doctor :   after every meal try to take a 10 mins walk
Doctor :   that will help in proper digestion
User :   ok
User :   about the cholerterol issue
Doctor :   what are the medications you are taking for it
User :   i have adjusted my diet but it stil comes out high after 6mths
Doctor :   can u tell me the values
User :   total 6.4 ldl 4.8
Doctor :   well if the diet alone cant handle then small dose of medications are given
Doctor :   but i can assure you with proper diet and exercise you can take care of it
User :   if itake medics for it wld it be for life
User :   ok, i wil continue with diet and excercise
Doctor :   i will suggest that too
User :   though my husb says its a gradual process
Doctor :   yes it sure is
Doctor :   nothing will happen over night
Doctor :   you need to be patient and soon you will see results
Doctor :   just do believe in your self
User :   lastly i have this heaviness in my nostrils my husband says is sinuses, any treatment
Doctor :   sine how long ?
User :   yes i always have. all these started when i lost my sis and friend
User :   the sinuses started 2mths ago
Doctor :   ok
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