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High blood pressure. Taking Asomax . Suggestion - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 04-Jun-2013
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Doctor:How are you?
User:Morning Maam
Doctor:good morning
Doctor:I hope you are doing well
User:I am good just need some input
Doctor:Please go ahead
User:I experienced high blood pressure a couple of weeks ago. 3 days running
Doctor:How high was the reading?
User:Day 1 it was 100 Day 2 it was 96 Day 3 it was 90 offcourse with medication
User:My family physician prescribed Asomax 250 2 tablets a day
User:i have checked my bp weekly since & its been in the range of 85-86
User:i have been taking the medication erratically not regularly
User:my point is can i give up the medication entirely
Doctor:There are several things which need to be considered here
Doctor:what is your age
Doctor:Are you diabetic?
Doctor:Has a blood sugar level ever been done for you
User:yeh after i crossed 35 i have been doing an annual physical every year in july
Doctor:what are the sugar levels?
User:dont remember the readings but it was normal
Doctor:Can you look it up and send them across?
Doctor:It can be pre-diabetes also
Doctor:what are the cholesterol levels
User:yeh i will do that
User:the bad one was nudging 200 i think
Doctor:thats really high
Doctor:are you taking any treatment for that
User:nop have been on yoga & some diet control
Doctor:what is your height and weight
User:5"10 & 94 kgs
Doctor:Thats again on the higher side
Doctor:In my opinion XXXXXXX
User:yeh i know
Doctor:you should not be stopping the drug
Doctor:and definitely should not be taking it erratically
Doctor:You need to be started on statin also
Doctor:If the LDL levels are near 200
Doctor:medication is required
Doctor:this medication is called statin
Doctor:A diet and yoga is not sufficient
User:so should i see a cardiologist?
Doctor:What you need to do is lose the weight
Doctor:I would recommend that
Doctor:Also, start on a strict diet and exercise plan
User:ok so can you refer me to someone i live in mumbai
User:yeh i have got one from health magic last week i am on it
Doctor:I can get my customer care to call you back with information
Doctor:these details
User:sure that will help
Doctor:I'll just get them to call you so you can tell them where you live etc
Doctor:and they can find a doctor nearby
User:ok maam thanks for your time
Doctor:Once we have your weight and cholesterol levels controlled
Doctor:We can think about decreasing the dose of the medication
Doctor:and then taking it off entirely
Doctor:A low salt diet will also be required
Doctor:You should definitely be doing two things
User:Yeh i am not much of a salt fan anyway
Doctor:One, substitute your normal salt with low sodium salt
Doctor:Second, you need to eliminate papad, pickle,chutney, chaat etc
User:yes i have done that
Doctor:Also, do anulom vilom and brahmri pranayama
Doctor:everyday for 15-30 minutes
User:yeh i am doing that too
Doctor:They will help control your blood pressure
Doctor:Thats great
Doctor:Also, a diet with plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables
Doctor:I am sure the dietician must have talked about this
User:sure I am following the dietician's chart
Doctor:thats all
Doctor:Is there anything else I can help with?
User:thank you so much i will wait for the call from customer care
Doctor:They will just call you
Doctor:Have a nice day ahead
User:thanks so much
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