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Hi Doctor, I am male aged 35 years. I have

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Dr. Bhanu Partap

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Posted on Sun, 6 Jan 2019 in Hypertension and Heart Disease
Question: Hi Doctor, I am male aged 35 years. I have a family history of high blood pressure, mother's side and I have been on medication since the last 20 years ( Losar 50 mg - twice a day to regulate my blood pressure). I've not had any problems with high BP such as nausea, giddiness etc. in the past. I am healthy with a BMI of 22 and work out 4-5 days a week. I want to know if there is a way I can stop or taper down the medication? look forward to your response.
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Hello

After going through the medical details provided by you I can understand your concern for your health and I would like to tell you that as it’s been a long time that you are taking anti hypertensives so there are chances that your blood pressure can go up if you stop them.

However I would like to know how was your blood pressure levels when you started with the medicine. Was it high or was it started just because of family history?

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Dr Bhanu Partap
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it was started because it was high.. my pressure levels and doctor advised to start it when I was 15. since then I've not actively consulted any doctor.
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Answered by Dr. Bhanu Partap 14 minutes later
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Hello again

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Yes you can give it a trial by slowly tapering you bp medicine dose over a period of few months under the supervision of your doctor. Along with that you have to maintain strict healthy lifestyle routine.

Kind Regards
Dr Bhanu Partap
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