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Problem about how to control hypertension - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Hypertension and Heart Disease
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Practicing since : 2004
Answered : 40 Questions
User :   blood pressure question
Doctor :   Hi
User :   hello
User :   my father had spikes of hypertension 7 weeks ago
Doctor :   Please go ahead with your BP questions
User :   200-220-240 systolic
Doctor :   Can you detail me the recordings
User :   a doctor prescribed him
User :   avapro 150mg and metoprolol 100mg
User :   6 weeks passed and blood pressure was still at 200
User :   so i called a doctor at home
Doctor :   Ok
User :   and he prescribed him avapro 300mg +htc 25mg + metoprolol 100mg + norvasc 10mg
User :   his pressure dropped to 120 - 110 - 100
User :   i wonder if they are too many pills...
Doctor :   I agree with the doctor's decision who had come to your home at that point of time, the main goal of the doctor is to control the BP with as many medicine as possible
Doctor :   The next step for your father should be a continous follow up once every 15 days with the same doctor who can also reduce the dose in due course of time
User :   a ha
User :   im worried a little
Doctor :   If possible reduce the number of drugs also
User :   because he seems a little pale and tired
Doctor :   The priority and the goals of the physician change for the betterment of the patient
Doctor :   What is your father's age?
User :   58
Doctor :   Does he have any other medical problems?
Doctor :   like Diabetes, heart disease, Asthma, Kidney problems
User :   not diagnosed anything like this
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   That is better
Doctor :   So you can go ahead with the continous follow up
User :   the doctor told that he saw from the ecg some little things
User :   but he would like to test it further when the hypertension will be treated
User :   ok, in your opinion
User :   could this dose of pills cause some great problems?
User :   ?
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