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Is Telma 40 and Atenelol effective in treating high BP?

my blood pressure is always around 140/90. i am 55 years age.no drinking smoking bi birth.moderate food habits.daily i walk and exercise for one hour 5 days in a week. i am using Telma 40 one in the morning for the past 2 years. but still my bp is always abourt 140/90.never it is below 120/80. now a days my pulse rate is always 60 per minute. before using telma 40, my pulse rate was 72 per minute. all by blood tests are always normal. but my lds is around 120 and hdl is 35.total cholesterol is 220.i experience impotence if i use atenelol.pl suggest whether my treatment is ok or do i need any change. i also feel palpitation.before usage of tablets i dont have all these problems.after usage of telma i am in fat not feeling that much of result.kindly suggest
Thu, 14 Mar 2019
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Hello,

Blood pressure under 140/90 is acceptable and to avoid impotence change atenolol to metoprolol and continue taking Telma 40 mg. Your TG are bit high for which you need to cut down on all kinds of fats and repeat check your lipid profile after 3 months.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Take care

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Dr Bhanu Partap, Cardiologist
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