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Posted on Thu, 26 Jun 2014 in General Health
Question: I need to raise my blood pressure.
What can I do? I took a blood presssure pill before checked my pressure.
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Answered by Dr. Muhammed Aslam 51 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Kindly give some more details.

Detailed Answer:
Hello dear,welcome to HealthcareMagic forum.
I am Dr Aslam here to help you.

Kindly give the following details,so that I can guide you better.
1)Why you had a pill?Are you a hypertensive on treatment?
2)Any particular reason to check your BP?and what was the reading?
3)Do you have any medical illnesses or regular medications?
4)Do you have symptoms like dizziness/fainting on standing up?If,for how long?

Waiting for your reply,Thank you.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Prasad
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Follow up: Dr. Muhammed Aslam 4 hours later
I take medication for high blood pressure regularly. Today my pressuire has been running low(101/48). I am going to my cardiologist tomorrow. I will discuss the issue. He can adjust my medication. I ate some salt and my pressure came up some.I am feeling ok right now. I just took it and it was 117/50/ Thank you for replying to my question.
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Answered by Dr. Muhammed Aslam 15 minutes later
Brief Answer:
You need not worry.

Detailed Answer:
Hello dear,

If you had no precipitating events like fever/infection/diarrhea to cause hypo tension,we just need a dose adjustment of antihypertensive medication. If there are triggering factors those need to be treated. I am happy you got the appointment.

In such cases, I advice patients to skip the morning dose of antihyppertensive till the issue is attended in detail. You can discuss this with your doctor.

Meanwhile, drink enough fluids to maintain hydration and blood pressure.

If you have no further questions, you can close the discussion and rate the answer.

Wishing for good health,

Thank you.
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