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How to keep blood pressure under control?

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Dr. Pavan Kumar Gupta

General & Family Physician

Practicing since :1978

Answered : 6704 Questions

Posted on Sat, 2 Aug 2014 in Hypertension and Heart Disease
Question: HI Doc, I am 62, male 5'10" 12 stone. average Bp 122/70 heart rate 62, over the last 7 days.
Heart attack 1 month ago, taken to hospital initial treatments within 1/2 hour, stent put in within 2 hours, little or no heart damage. lucky me, in right place at the right time.
Question, BP seems a bit low ?
Atorvastatin 80mg - 1 tablet every morning
Ramipril 2.5mg - 1 tablet twice a day
Bisoprolol 2.5mg - 1 tablet every morning
Prasugrel 10mg - 1 tablet every morning
Aspirin 50mg - 1 tablet every morning
Unable to see GP for 3 weeks, another country, thought i would ask you opinion.
I have kept a eye on BP for several years as it was allways high, been on Tenormin 50mg for the past 2 years, but now just above meds.
Family history of heart disease, father died angina at 65, younger brother triple heart bypass 10 years ago.

Answered by Dr. Pavan Kumar Gupta 1 hour later
Brief answer...your BP is all right
Detailed answer..
Thanks for the query.
The target blood pressure after heart attack should be below 120/80.
Your blood pressure reading is perfect unless and until you feel low at This level.
If you are not having any problem,then this reading is perfect for you.
What to do further...
Take your medications regularly
Consult your doctor regularly
Observe proper lifestyle change by doing regular exercises,controlling your diet,controlling your weight,quitting smoking,consuming more of fresh fruits and green vegetables and avoiding fatty foods and junk foods.
Your medicines are perfect.
I hope it helps,however you may revert to me for any further query.
Best of luck

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