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How else can high BP be managed while flying abroad apart from taking beta blockers?

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Posted on Wed, 3 Jun 2020
Question: I have blood pressure of 147 over 103 and I am flying to Hong Kong tomorrow. I have beta blockers for the flight is there anything else I should do?
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Answered by Dr. Ilir Sharka (53 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
I would recommend as follows:

Detailed Answer:
Hello!

Your actual blood pressure values are above the normal ranges, especially diastolic blood pressure values.

Coming to this point, I would recommend adding other drugs to your current therapy in order to have a better management of blood pressure values.

You should know that betablocker have a low anti-hypertensive effect. Their main effect is on the heart rate.

In this regard, I would recommend adding an ACEI (lisinopril, ramipril) or ARB (telmisartan, valsartan, etc.) to your current therapy in order to have a better management of your blood pressure values.

I would also recommend reducing salt and caffeine intake in your diet.

Hope you will find this answer helpful!

Kind regards,

Dr. Iliri

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How else can high BP be managed while flying abroad apart from taking beta blockers?

Brief Answer: I would recommend as follows: Detailed Answer: Hello! Your actual blood pressure values are above the normal ranges, especially diastolic blood pressure values. Coming to this point, I would recommend adding other drugs to your current therapy in order to have a better management of blood pressure values. You should know that betablocker have a low anti-hypertensive effect. Their main effect is on the heart rate. In this regard, I would recommend adding an ACEI (lisinopril, ramipril) or ARB (telmisartan, valsartan, etc.) to your current therapy in order to have a better management of your blood pressure values. I would also recommend reducing salt and caffeine intake in your diet. Hope you will find this answer helpful! Kind regards, Dr. Iliri