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My husband is suffering from BP, please help him

my husband is 33 and has high blood pressure, it wont come down lower than 168/118. hes been on pills from the docs for about 10 days but his BP has gone up. there is a history of anurisms in his family, his dad died only a few years ago from 1 and i am worried that this might be a contributing factor to this problem. doc want to see him again next week but i was just wondering if anyone out there of about the same age suffers from the same problem. any advise would be gratefully accepted. thanks every1 and have a happy new year xx
Fri, 11 Dec 2009
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Ok, first of all he is at a huge risk walking around with a pressure that high and a bad family history. If i had seen your husband (I am a cardiologist) I would not have let him leave with a trial of a medication. We do that when people do not have the risk factors he does. It would be wiser to admit him for 24 to 48 hours and bring the pressure down before he leaves the hospital. Its true that it can take a while for the pressure to come down but the important thing is it doesnt have to be that way. I dont want to imply anything bad about your MD, but alot of times docs will start a medication and see the patient back in a few weeks just because their schedule is too full or because the insurance will not cover two visits in a short period. Not knowing much else about his health, other things being normal I would have started him on a beta blocker and an ACE-Inhibitor or an ARB agent with a mild diuretic. Get your self a Good BP measuring device. I mean a good one as it looks like he will be needing it for a long time (frequent home checks) A and D Medical makes a good one. model number UA-767 plus BT. now that one has a blue tooth capibility, which you wont need so look to see if they also make one without the BT, or if its priced right just get it. Most of the good ones are around a hundred bucks. Dont get the wrist ones as they dont work well. I hope this helped, if you have any questions just e mail me. good luck and make sure he see's someone right away
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