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Uncontrolled hypertension, numbness in the hand - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Hypertension and Heart Disease
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Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   Please proceed with your query
User :   My father, known case of hypertension
Doctor :   OK
User :   feeling numbness of his left hand thumb and index fingers
Doctor :   I would like to know few more things before suggesting you: Doctor :   May I know his age?
User :   so, i would like to take ur suggestion to proceed further
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   From when is he diagnosed with hypertension?
Doctor :   Ok
User :   he''s 55
Doctor :   Ok
User :   he's not diabetic
User :   his vitals are
User :   pulse- 71
User :   BP- 149/92
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Ok
User :   hope he's hypertensive since 2-3 yrs
Doctor :   May I know the medications he is taking at present?
User :   but was diagnosed clinically since 6 months
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   When was the last time his BP was monitored?
User :   He is not taking any medication, because he feels not comfortable when he is on medication
Doctor :   May I know his range of BP?
Doctor :   Ok
User :   it was with the home bp monitor we have almost 1month ago, it was 180/ 100
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Does he follow any physical exercises and diet modifications?
User :   usually systolic is 150- 180 and diastolic - 90-110
Doctor :   Ok
User :   no
User :   nothing
Doctor :   Did he see a doctor for hypertension?
Doctor :   What was his advise and were any medications prescribed?
User :   yeah , 6 months ago..
Doctor :   Are you there?
Doctor :   What was his advise?
Doctor :   Ok
User :   yes
Doctor :   Ok
User :   checking the prescription
User :   advice was to take the medicines
Doctor :   Ok no problem.
User :   gime me 2 more minutes.. getting the details..
Doctor :   Ok
User :   nicardiaR - 10mg 0____0
Doctor :   After going through the description provided by you,
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Ok
User :   telmah
Doctor :   Ok
User :   fibitor-10mg
Doctor :   I feel that tingling and numbness in the index and thumb could be due to high hypertension as it is uncontrolled.
User :   dats all
Doctor :   As hypertension can lead to neuropathy and atherosclerosis.
User :   ok
Doctor :   You need to see his doctor and encourage him to take medications to control his Bp.
User :   ok..
Doctor :   Immediately in a sense that he requires treatment for hypertension.
User :   do we need to take any immediate step now
Doctor :   You can take him to doctor tomorrow or at the earliest.
User :   okie
Doctor :   Yes, as he is 55 yrs old there is need for complete evaluation.
User :   is therenany necessity of ecg now
User :   so, finally what would be ur suggestion,
Doctor :   I would suggest him to go to a physician and start on antihypertensive medications and for time being he can start on Tab BECOSULES once a day for 15 days.
User :   can we take chance tilll tomorrow mrng
Doctor :   Yes, its not an emergerncy to go to a doctor now.
User :   are you there
Doctor :   Are there any more queries for me to help you with?
User :   thanks for your suggestion and help Dr. Ashwin
Doctor :   Pleasure is mine
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me
Doctor :   Take care
User :   Nothing more.. Thank you very much for your help
Doctor :   Bye for now.
User :   okie, then... bye for now
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