Suggest Treatment For High Blood Pressure
The increase seems dramatic, should I go see a cardiologist immediately? XXXX
GHigh blood pressure; no urgent visit
Hi and welcome to HCM. Thank you for your question. I understand your concern.
I, also, share the opinion that there si not something major to be worried about. This appears to be the first stage of high blood pressure, or hypertension, which is find in 85 per cent of people above 50 years of age. The fact that if you would have been my patient I would have started you on a anti-hypertensive drug is perceistly because you are a pilot of a jet. At this point, I would propose a beta-blocker, a class of drugs which helps on lowering the high blood pressure and decreasing the heart workload by reducing the heart rate. Also, within the beta-blockers, I would choose propranolol, which also has anxiety-lowering properties, based on your job. I encourage you to discuss about this treatment with your cardiologist in your next treatment, but nothing urgent though.
I hope you find my answer helpful. I am happy to help, if you have follow-up questions,
My best regards,