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Suggest treatment for dizziness when diagnosed with high BP

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Posted on Wed, 20 Jul 2016
Question: Hello, Dr XXXXXXX this is XXXXXXX here.My father since 2 weeks complaining of spnning sensation of head.Of late he had one episode of stroke for which he was hospitalised and recovered well with residual weakness.His blood pressure is also high around 170/90 .Please provide medications that can reduce the spinning sensation.He is feeling very annoying .Need Help.

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Answered by Dr. Prasanna Heijebu (12 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Possible Post stroke sequel of Vertigo?.

Detailed Answer:
Hello, XXXXXXX

I can certainly understand your concern.

I have worked through your query in detail.

As per your described symptoms, your father might probably have post stroke sequel of vertigo (spinning sensation of head)

This is common manifestation in those recovering from stroke.This will settle down in the due course of time.

It's pretty important to keep the blood pressure under 130/80 mm of Hg.

To control the spinning sensation, I generally prescribe oral pills of BETAVERT to my patients thrice a day for 2 weeks.Please check with your physician if he shares my view and if can prescribe these pills to you.

The antihypertensive LOSARTAN may be needed to be taken twice a day in a dose of 50 mg each.Please check with your cardiologist or Neurologist if he can make these dose changes to your father.

Post your further queries if any.
Thank you.


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Suggest treatment for dizziness when diagnosed with high BP

Brief Answer: Possible Post stroke sequel of Vertigo?. Detailed Answer: Hello, XXXXXXX I can certainly understand your concern. I have worked through your query in detail. As per your described symptoms, your father might probably have post stroke sequel of vertigo (spinning sensation of head) This is common manifestation in those recovering from stroke.This will settle down in the due course of time. It's pretty important to keep the blood pressure under 130/80 mm of Hg. To control the spinning sensation, I generally prescribe oral pills of BETAVERT to my patients thrice a day for 2 weeks.Please check with your physician if he shares my view and if can prescribe these pills to you. The antihypertensive LOSARTAN may be needed to be taken twice a day in a dose of 50 mg each.Please check with your cardiologist or Neurologist if he can make these dose changes to your father. Post your further queries if any. Thank you.