I am so confused... I work at a medical university and am getting conflicting messages from medical academics and my normal Doctor (GP)
Over a month whilst on high BP pills ( Lisinopril & Amlodopine) my Systolic is averaging 145 and my Diastolic is averaging 93.
My doctor (GP) is saying anything above 140 is needing pills, but my academic friends are saying as long as the difference between Systolic and Diastolic is less that 60 everything is OK, especially as my average pulse is 65.
My academic friends cant understand why I am on High BP pills in the first place and my GP is wanting to increase my dosage because my Diastolic is still very high.
Blood Pressure medications are prescribed considering various factors as age,height,weight,symptoms like headache,dizziness,how long have you been on medications,activity level,food etc.Though 145 Diastolic is on the higher side and needs to be controlled but how long have you been on medications?If your BP is not being controlled with the present medication then definitely some changes are required.Go for a walk daily and have low fat and high fibre diet.
Kindly visit a Physician as the medications would be prescribed after proper examination and evaluation.
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