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Sudden rise in BP. Taking Flecanide and metoprolol. Taken flu shot. What is your opinion?

I am on flecanide and metoprolol . Recently (last 3 days) I monitored and noticed that my BP had risen suddenly and is now sustained between 138 to 155 over 85 to 107. When I started the drug combination a year ago, it stabilized my BP and rhythm. I m concerned of it being so high. The only new thing in my life is the flu shot I got 6 days ago. I talked to my cardiologist office who instructed me to replace low dose aspirin with pradaxa and come for a visit. I m going there tomorrow to get a halter put on. What is your opinion and how serious is 137 / 107 (my last resting BP)?
Asked On : Sun, 11 Nov 2012
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welcome to HCM,

your lowe side BP is quite high and need to address,

consult your cardiologist as per your plan and adjust the BP medicine ,

i would like to suggest few life style modification , try to adopt it ,

- Take good quantity of fresh fruits, fresh green leafy vegetables, pulses, legumes, nuts like almond, wall nut, soybeans, lentils.

- Restrict salt intake
- Avoid saturated food item like fried food, ghee, butter, red meat, organ meat like liver, kidney and sea food like prawns, crabs, egg yellow if you are non vegetarian.

- Reduce table salt and avoid bakery items, fried food, sweets, and ice cream.

- Do regular walking

- Do stress relaxation techniques like yoga.

- Quit any form of Tobacco if you are using.

- Limit alcohol intake.

take care
Answered: Mon, 26 Nov 2012
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