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Taking altace and thiazide for bp. Red swelling appeared on hand with numbness and tingling sensation

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High BP treated with coreg, altace and thiazide. Sudden onset of red and slightly swollen hands (palms and knuckles) as soon as they are dropped to sides. Numbness and tingling while sleeping in either hand. Feet somewhat affected.
Posted Wed, 10 Apr 2013 in Hypertension and Heart Disease
Answered by Dr. Anil Grover 21 hours later
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I am a qualified and certified cardiologist. I read your mail with diligence. About blood pressure if it is controlled with the drugs you listed that is fine. What concerns you therefore me is other symptoms related to your hand. One possible explanation could intermittent compression of nerves (causing tingling and numbness) and veins (causing swelling and redness). Two important conditions come mind these are cervical spondylitis with or without cervical rib.Third condition may have similar symptoms is Raynaud's phenomenon; at I would suggest that you get you get a cervical spine x-ray done in AP and lateral position and consult a neurologist to be certain what exactly is the possible diagnosis. treatment can only begin after that. If you have any follow up question I shall be happy to answer. Good Luck.

With Best wishes

Dr Anil Grover

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