Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
140 Doctors are Online

Blood pressure 40 or 50 points during walk. On Lisinopril. Advise?

Dec 2012
User rating for this question
Very Good
Answered by

General & Family Physician
Practicing since : 2012
Answered : 1704 Questions
my blood pressure goes up 40 or 50 points when I walk in the dr. office I normally have average blood pressure appx 120/180 other times will go up if exited appx. 20 or 30 points my blood pressure very sensitive reply the doctor wants to treat the blood pressure from those numbers I had a physical everything was good found nothing else I take no prescriptions drugs wants me to go on lisinopril 5mg please advise

Posted Fri, 27 Sep 2013 in Hypertension and Heart Disease
Answered by Dr. Nsah Bernard 44 minutes later
Brief Answer:
I feel you should be placed on treatment

Detailed Answer:
Hello XXXXX,

Thanks for posting on XXXXXXX

If your blood pressure goes up to those number of points each time you walk into doctor's office, then it will be best to put you permanently treatment in order to control this and complications that come with having hypertension are usually very serious and even life threatening. If the values you are provided for systolic between 120-180, the later value makes you be classified as having stage 2 hypertension which requires treatment if this value persists around that figure.
Starting with an initial single medication such as lisinopril is fine by me. After which,you doctor will have you measure BP frequently to see if treatment effective or not.

Hope this helps and if you have any further questions, please feel free to write back.
Dr. Nsah
Above answer was peer-reviewed by
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions

The user accepted the expert's answer

Ask a Cardiologist

© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor