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High BP and it's effects on other physical issues - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   how can i help you?
User :   Hi Doctor
Doctor :   hello
User :   I am a 56yr/5'6"/65kg male and i was diagnosed with BP 3mths ago.I am maintaining a physical fitness proramme since my school days.How could i have had this problem?
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   may i know your occupation, family?
User :   I am working in a small bank as its CEO
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   Do you smoke or chew tobacco/drink alcohol/Any illicit drugs/ betel nut chewing?
User :   None of what u suggest.
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   when was this detected for the first time?
User :   About 3mths ago.
Doctor :   ok do you check it regularly?
User :   No.I was having stomach ache and the Ayurvedis doctor casually checked my BP for the first time in my life.
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   so it was not re checked after that?
User :   It has been rechecked by my physician and has come down to normal after medication,which i am still continuing.I am taking Meto-er 50 tab daily
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   emotional tension and stress can temporarily increase blood pressure.
Doctor :   stress can be physical , mental
Doctor :   Two forms of high blood pressure
Doctor :   essential (or primary)
Doctor :   2. secondary hypertension.
Doctor :   Essential hypertension is a far more common condition and accounts for 95% of hypertension.
Doctor :   The cause of essential hypertension is multifactorial, that is, there are several factors whose combined effects produce hypertension.
Doctor :   did you get that ?
User :   he had said that i would have to take it life long to keep it in control.Can i withdraw the medication?
Doctor :   Established B.P can only be controled but not cured
Doctor :   so the medication has to be life long
User :   So is mine established BP?
Doctor :   this has to determined by your physcian becuse he would have examined you and would have measured B.P on many number of occasions
User :   At the moment he says it is normal for my age
Doctor :   and would have taken into consideration even the causes that cuase temporary rise of B.P
Doctor :   yes essential hyper tension is common in elders
User :   Does BP have an effect on the Libido?
Doctor :   over long term there may be some effects
User :   My maritial relations seems to have taken a beating since last year
User :   Does this in turn make me a candidate for Viagra?
User :   my maritial relations have only taken a beating but not dead
User :   hello doctor r u there?
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