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High blood pressure, taking lisinopril, had a drop in BP on working in the sun. What should be done?

I suffer from high blood pressure and take lisinopril every day. After working on the roof in extreme heat and brutal labor my BP dropped to 70/40. It is now 94/57 but my heart rate is 67 and it runs high as well. I don t want to go to the er unless I absolutely have to go. Is the BP climbing a good enough sign for me to stay home and keep a watch on it?
Asked On : Sat, 11 Aug 2012
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Dear patient,

Thanks for your concerns. It is a good sign that it is going up but still a bit low. I suspect that the main issue here is hypovolemia and low blood pressure from dehydration given the circumstances. Indulge with plenty of fluids, rest for now, and may resume lisinopril only after your blood pressure has returned to your normal. Please keep well hydrated during and after hard labor, especially when hot.

Yours truly,

Dr Brenes-Salazar MD
Mayo Clinic MN
Answered: Tue, 2 Jul 2013
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