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Blood PRessure rising 150/105

Postby PNGMK » Sat, 11 Feb 2017 11:58 am

My regular GP is on leave. My machine says it's 150/105 pulse of 58. I went to a local panel clinic and doc there claims it's only 140/70 (my machine measures on rising pressure - he measured on falling pressure). Idiot doc didn't understand what medication I am on currently so I walked out and refused to pay. My machine is not normally off and he was a young kid in a rush who wouldn't listen and couldn't speak english.

I have been on Micardis (80mg of telmisartan) and previously was on Twynsta (80/5) which has telmisartan/amlodipine combined. I guess I need to go back on amlodipine (which I can buy in JB or at the airport on the way out next week).

I'm wondering if anyone here has a doc they would recommend for BP control?

At 52 how "dangerous" is 150/105?
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Postby taxico » Sun, 12 Feb 2017 2:19 am

PNGMK wrote:...

I have been on Micardis (80mg of telmisartan) and previously was on Twynsta (80/5) which has telmisartan/amlodipine combined. I guess I need to go back on amlodipine (which I can buy in JB or at the airport on the way out next week).

I'm wondering if anyone here has a doc they would recommend for BP control?

At 52 how "dangerous" is 150/105?


how dangerous? "it depends."

you need a regular GP to take care of your condition if you don't know what you're doing. your machine may not be off, but it may be due to other activities/physical state...

check again.

if you're confident it's the meds, and are worried about your bp, just take things easy and eat healthy until you get your old prescription/doc gets back.
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Postby PNGMK » Sun, 12 Feb 2017 9:18 am

thanks guys. it's multiple readings. I added in a diuretic to help until I see my GP and I plan to buy a stronger med at the airport tomorrow (a calcium blocker).
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Postby rajagainstthemachine » Sun, 12 Feb 2017 10:53 am

What is the mater with local gp's ? They seem unable to diagnose and prescribe medicines accurately.. They keep suggesting i go to specialists for something silly.. I had a persistent idigestion and excessive acidity.. Because u had made two visits and the problem had not gone away, i was referred to a specialist.. :roll: so i went anyway.. Spoke to the specialist for an hour at length.. He diagnosed my ilness as IBS.. And put me on the same fricken medication the GP gave me, only a bit more stronger..one at morning and night.. And then made me do a fricken blood test and liver test despite me telling him i took one a month ago as part of an annual medical check up my company does.. Wtf and charge 120$ for that + his consultancy fees..
So i went back... Didnt even buy the medication and put myself on a strict diet for ten days and everything is gone!!
And here is the best part.. Ooh if we think your blood test had anomalies, the doctor would call you otherwise no.. So for a week i was made to feel anxious as well... Great fricken people.. Bah!!
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Postby Hidy Ho » Mon, 13 Feb 2017 4:27 pm

PNGMK wrote:thanks guys. it's multiple readings. I added in a diuretic to help until I see my GP and I plan to buy a stronger med at the airport tomorrow (a calcium blocker).


It should vary ... morning vs. evening and depending on when you take the med, physical activities, how relaxed you are, etc. Mine can still go up to 150/100 level sometimes.

I know a bit about hypertension as I've been on meds since 2009 and my "cocktails" have been prescribed by my US doctor. I saw a Thai doctor here at Raffles and talked about changing my meds but, basically, both of us concluded that if it ain't broken, don't change it (unless my BP is reduced drastically).

I've lost weight, changed my diet and my blood panels show much improved sugar, cholesterol and major organs. But my bloodk pressure still goes up at certain times. And, If I forget to take my medicine in the morning (before work), I generally know it by afternoon (as my body just doesn't feel right). I still hope one day to be off the (dependency on) damn medicines.

Not sure if hypertension medicines are something to be self-prescribed.

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Postby PNGMK » Tue, 14 Feb 2017 9:46 am

Well i feel a bit better after adding a calcium blocker to my meds (yes self perscribed).
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Re: Blood PRessure rising 150/105

Postby Sporkin » Tue, 14 Feb 2017 2:01 pm

Might as well give the old ticker a once over at a cardiologist. I had a plethora of tests done, bloodwork, calcium scoring, threadmill stress test and related systems like renal function, which affects cardio output. Better chance that they know what they're doing as opposed to GPs

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Postby missyqiqi » Tue, 21 Mar 2017 2:49 pm

PNGMK wrote:I'm wondering if anyone here has a doc they would recommend for BP control?
At 52 how "dangerous" is 150/105?


exercise more! eat less sugar and salt, they are bad for blood pressure.
monitor your blood pressure everyday. get a cheap blood pressure monitor
http://seniorcare.com.sg/product-catego ... -monitors/

i suggest omron, its japanese brand.
my parents monitor everyday before and after exercising, it gives them a figure to work together for a goal.....

nothing beats diet though, eat less sugar and salt!

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Re: Blood PRessure rising 150/105

Postby Max Headroom » Wed, 22 Mar 2017 9:01 am

This!

I have a very simple rule: never add sugar or salt to anything. Just about everything in our diet nowadays has been added enough of both, more than enough in many cases.

The thing with sugar and salt, along with everything else in life I guess, is that you become conditioned to the usual level. You'll ever-progressively need more and more to get the same satisfaction that you got at first.

I cannot believe how people can drink coke, fanta etc. It's like drinking liquid sugar :shock:
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Postby missyqiqi » Wed, 22 Mar 2017 3:54 pm

Max Headroom wrote:This!

I have a very simple rule: never add sugar or salt to anything. Just about everything in our diet nowadays has been added enough of both, more than enough in many cases.

The thing with sugar and salt, along with everything else in life I guess, is that you become conditioned to the usual level. You'll ever-progressively need more and more to get the same satisfaction that you got at first.

I cannot believe how people can coke, fanta etc. It's like drinking liquid sugar :shock:



u are so right! never add additional sugar and salt to anything for a better healthy diet!

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Postby taxico » Sat, 25 Mar 2017 12:32 am

missyqiqi wrote:exercise more! eat less sugar and salt, they are bad for blood pressure.
monitor your blood pressure everyday. get a cheap blood pressure monitor
http://seniorcare.com.sg/product-catego ... -monitors/

i suggest omron, its japanese brand.
my parents monitor everyday before and after exercising, it gives them a figure to work together for a goal.....

nothing beats diet though, eat less sugar and salt!


yes, diet and reducing salt intake can help...

that is, if, hypertension is because of (poor) lifestyle choices without other more complicated issues involved... (insomnia, etc)

as we don't know PNG's health, it's better to let his doctor dispense the advice. sometimes, it's not as simple as changing your diet and exercising more.

even with a non-japanese monitor, if one visits a doctor regularly and uses the same bp monitor to take down readings once a week, every morning after waking up (and adopting the proper position to do so with at least a table and chair) and once more in the evening, he/she would be okay as well. imo, there is no recommended brand to get.

the important thing is to avoid a wrist mounted one (especially if it's an older model), and to bring it along with you to the clinic from time to time during visits to the GP. your doctor can help you make the most use of it.

because i'm lazy and as it's more portable than a manually inflated digital one, i personally use this - bought in singapore (because it was cheaper than buying it from japan):

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works as good (maybe better) than many pricier omron models i have tested, granted this was a long time ago... but i can't see how "tech" can force people to take their bp correctly.
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Re: Blood PRessure rising 150/105

Postby rajagainstthemachine » Sun, 02 Apr 2017 10:24 am

theres nothing worse in the world that someone quoting from webMD or Mayoclinic...
oh wait there is.. its getting advice from my doctor cousin. :lol:
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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Sun, 02 Apr 2017 7:49 pm

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Re: Blood PRessure rising 150/105

Postby missyqiqi » Mon, 03 Apr 2017 1:22 pm

rajagainstthemachine wrote:theres nothing worse in the world that someone quoting from webMD or Mayoclinic...
oh wait there is.. its getting advice from my doctor cousin. :lol:


haha i used to work as a nurse... ^.^
u are right though, should not take advice from anyone but medical professional like doctors.
as a nurse, i can only explained what i observed or learned from my medical experience. O:)


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