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Low fat diet and controlling BP for salty taste in the mouth - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   Hi
Doctor :   Dr AAAAAAA here
Doctor :   how can I help you?
Doctor :   please proceed with your health query
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User :   for the past few days my tongue is and my mouth is having a salty and acidic sensation
Doctor :   ok. do you have associated symptoms of belching, burping, upper stomach discomfort, burning sensation in chest, nausea, vomiting?
User :   I am sipping water frequently to reduce the saltiness in my mouth
User :   No i do not have any of the associated symptoms
Doctor :   ok.
User :   But i do have Blood pressure problems
Doctor :   ok. are you on medications for it?
Doctor :   please provide your age, height , weight, details of past medical illness and treatment if any
User :   I do take medication intermitently
Doctor :   what medication have been prescribed for blood pressure?
Doctor :   how often do you take it in a week?
Doctor :   when was your last blood pressure check done? what was the reading?
Doctor :   is this saltiness feeling present all the time or is it intermittent?
User :   at the moment all the time
User :   I take Aton 50
User :   My B P reading is 160/110 as on 24Nov2010
Doctor :   please provide your age, height , weight, details of past medical illness and treatment if any
Doctor :   the recent BP reading suggests elevation. you should consider taking medications regularly for proper control
Doctor :   is this saltiness more when the BP is out of control?
Doctor :   how often do you have BP follow-ups done?
User :   age 48yrs ht 154cms weight 62kg
Doctor :   for your age, BP reading should not go more than 140/85mmHg
User :   no past medical illness
Doctor :   is this saltiness more when the BP is out of control? how often do you have BP follow-ups done?
Doctor :   are you there?
User :   once in 15 days
Doctor :   the salty feeling could be due to uncontrolled BP. take medications regularly to keep it under control. follow a low salt and low oil diet
User :   I am not aware of BP out of control what do u mean
Doctor :   your BP for your age should not go more than 140/85mmHg . more than this level is uncontrolled BP
Doctor :   check BP every day for next 1 week two times a day
Doctor :   and maintain a BP diarly and your symptom diary
Doctor :   *BP diary
User :   what about have cheese for brealfast does this effect
Doctor :   it will help in knowing fluctuations and if the medication dosage is fine to keep BP under normal limits
Doctor :   have low fat cheese for breakfast. and use it for not more than 3 times a week
Doctor :   for a detailed diet discussion, take help of the diet and nutrition services
Doctor :   by placing request at customer care
Doctor :   more important is regularity of medications and daily activity along with diet changes to control BP
User :   No medication for the salty feeling
Doctor :   if left uncontrolled, then it can lead to serious issues like stroke
Doctor :   no, no specific medication for salty feeling. BP control and low salt, low fat diet should help in controlling it.
User :   k thanks doc
Doctor :   is there anything else I can help you with?
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