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    What causes anxiety in a high BP patient?

Posted on Fri, 3 Jun 2016 in Mental Health
Question: I am 38 yr 5 7" 73kg and i having 160/120 BP. all reports are normal ..like ECG, lepid profile, LFT etc . I feel anxiety . what should I do?
Answered by Dr. Shubham Mehta 39 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Probably due to high BP.

Detailed Answer:
Welcome to HCM.
I can understand your concerns.
You have blood pressure on higher side.
This is the probable reason for your anxiety.
In my opinion, antihypertensive drug like atenolol (prescription drug) would be the best choice for you. It also has antianxiety effects.
So, this drug will take of both the problems, that is high BP and anxiety.

Since triglycerides are high, avoid fatty foods to control it.

Hope this helps.
Feel free to ask further.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Sonia Raina
Follow up: Dr. Shubham Mehta 17 minutes later
I had Eritel CH 40 2hour before but No improvement .. here I am attaching ABPM report
Answered by Dr. Shubham Mehta 5 hours later
Brief Answer:
Anti anxiety drug.

Detailed Answer:
I have gone through your report.

If the Anxiety is still not relieved, you can take low dose of alprazolam (prescription drug). Also, talk to your doctor about increasing the dose of antihypertensive drug.

Hope this helps.
Take care.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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