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High blood pressure 120/78 or 118/80 - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   I have fibroids, one is 10cm and there are 2 others 4cm also 2 at 2cm. I had a hormonal test that was FSH 90L, estradiol 17, and 40L
I was place on 12.5 HCTZ in January when I start to experience headache after eating 2 bags of lays potatoe chips in December 2010. They medicine makes me dizzy at times then I skip a day or two and my bp is 120/78 or 118/80. But I experience the headaches and I start taking meds again. What do you think the problem could be?
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Doctor :   May I ask you a few questions to help you better ?
Doctor :   May I know your age please ?
User :   yes
Doctor :   May I know your age please ?
User :   54
Doctor :   Since how many years have you been having high blood pressure or hypertension and have you been using medication for that ?
User :   since january 2011
Doctor :   Ok.It has been very recent.
User :   yes
Doctor :   Previous to this have used any anti-hypertensive medication ?
User :   no
Doctor :   Or were you diagnosed with it in january.
Doctor :   ?
User :   yes
Doctor :   Upset stomach, dizziness, or headache may occur as your body adjusts to the medication.
Doctor :   To reduce the risk of dizziness and lightheadedness, get up slowly when rising from a sitting or lying position.
Doctor :   This medication may cause a serious loss of body water (dehydration) and salt/minerals. Tell your doctor right away if any of these unlikely but serious side effects occur: muscle cramps/weakness, slow/fast/irregular heartbeat, unusual decreased urination, unusual dry mouth/thirst.
User :   My question is do you think the hb is from the large growth of fibroids?
Doctor :   No, Increase in Blood pressure is rarely caused due to fibroids, almost a zero and I have not seen any cases as such and research doesnt have any basis of this.
User :   at this late age what could be the underlying cause of hbp?
Doctor :   Age itself is a predisposing factor.
Doctor :   Apart from it may I know your height and weight ?
User :   meaning/
User :   5.5 170
Doctor :   As age progresses , risk of HTN increases.
Doctor :   You might be slightly obese for your age.
Doctor :   Your BMI stands at 28.5
Doctor :   It has to be 24.
User :   you don't actually know.
Doctor :   Your weight has to be somewhere around at 145 pounds.
User :   Another doctor without answers.
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