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Suggest treatment for high blood pressure with history of heart attack

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Posted on Fri, 19 Sep 2014
Question: I have high blood pressure. Right now I have 144/86 bp, and freezing cold hands and feet. took blood pressure medicine earlier. medicine I take is 10 mg bystolic. I had a heart attack 2 years ago. I'm overweight and also take 100 mg of elavil, 2 mg of clonazepam, 1 mg of xanax. also feel very dizzy. also take effient blood thinner. also take muscle relaxer flexiril as needed. have nitrate tablets to take if necessary.

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Answered by Dr. Lilit Baghdasaryan (28 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Nothing to do right now, but a lot to do longterm

Detailed Answer:
Dear Sir,
Your blood pressure is slightly elevated. There is nothing to do immediately . You have two ways for future
1. to follow healthy lifestyle, do not smoke, lose weigh and exercise . For losing weight you should restrict carbohydrates in your diet, eat with small portions, don't eat after 7 pm, don't drink soda, don't eat fast food, restrict salt and animal fats. Exercise at least 3 times per week. After some time your blood pressure will decrease , the lifestyle changes will be favorable for your organism and you will be feeling well
2. you can measure you BP systematically , if there are high data frequently you should see your doctor and discuss adding the second medication for the BP . Also consult your physiatrist/neurologist for your dizziness and other neurological symptoms

Wish you good health
If you have further questions, don't hesitate to ask

Regards,
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Brief Answer: Nothing to do right now, but a lot to do longterm Detailed Answer: Dear Sir, Your blood pressure is slightly elevated. There is nothing to do immediately . You have two ways for future 1. to follow healthy lifestyle, do not smoke, lose weigh and exercise . For losing weight you should restrict carbohydrates in your diet, eat with small portions, don't eat after 7 pm, don't drink soda, don't eat fast food, restrict salt and animal fats. Exercise at least 3 times per week. After some time your blood pressure will decrease , the lifestyle changes will be favorable for your organism and you will be feeling well 2. you can measure you BP systematically , if there are high data frequently you should see your doctor and discuss adding the second medication for the BP . Also consult your physiatrist/neurologist for your dizziness and other neurological symptoms Wish you good health If you have further questions, don't hesitate to ask Regards,