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 What can you do for lowering down your high blood pressure to normal?
Other than taking medicine as I've heard that you have to take it for the rest of your life once you start your medication. Are there any other alternatives other than taking medicines? Thanks....


 How to reduce blood pressure as it is 150 without taking any medicine?
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 i took my 6 month old son to doctor today he told me he has a heart murmur and told me to get an ECHO, iam sca?
should i worried iam so scare anyone have any similar ...


 a heart question? please read and help!?
ok, sometimes when i go play basketball, in like 5 mins, my heart is just beating very fast and i can feel it pounding standing up. It is hard to catch my breath and just feel so exhausted, it just ...


 My aunt had a stroke yesterday adn the dr's said that the cerebal part of her brain is dead is this really
serious and long term or is it something that can be fixed with rehab? Also she is only 45 and they are now saying that there maybe something wrong with her heart that cased this stroke,Does anyone ...


 should you eat salt if you have high blood pressure?
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 My blood pressure is 160/125 is this normal?
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 I'm 21 years old... no history of heart disease with myself or anything... but am having sharp chest pains now
My heart is beating a little fast... or harder than normal it seems... could it be a heart attack? Anxiety? I'm scared of having a heart attack but I don't know... I've had the pain ...


 My heart started beating really fast today?
I was at work just on my break eating my usual sandwich but then suddenly my heart started beating really hard and fast. I wasnt exactly doing anything just eating and felt fine in myself...i want to ...


 my son has low iron levels?
i just found out that my nearly 3 year old son has low iron. im very worried as he is a very fussy eater. he wont fruit and will only eat carrots maybe an odd pea. we have to force him to eat chicken....


 Is my blood pressure normal?
My blood pressure is 124/70 Is this good or bad, or normal?...


 Is it possible for someone to have a heart attack, but not know ?
Can you always tell if you have had a heart attack
T...


 When do you know that your caffeine intake is too high?
when does your body start to tell you that enough is ...


 Is 63% ejection fraction normal for a 21yr old female?
this was determined in the results of a ...


 I was awakened by sharp shock (like electricity) in my right arm/no pain/no headache/---could this be a stroke?
please be aware that I am in a 3rd world country nearest good hospital
6 hours away /I am old as the hills but in good health/non-smoker/food
prepared by my cook mainly chicken,fish,...


 What Should I do to stop my heart from beating very fast , when I'am nervous?
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 How bad is it if my blood pressure is 180's over 130's?
I also have kidney problems so I think I should prob be more cautions to not do any more damage to my kidney's. Any opinions/suggestions?
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I'm sure that i ...


 i smoke very heavily and i have chest pains quite alot ami in dangerof having heart attack?
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 High Blood Pressure - Who to believe?
I was told by my gym that I have high blood pressure (I'm 26) so I went to my doc, who told me that I don't. A few months passed and I started seeing a new doc who said that I DO have high ...


 How could you prevent having a heart attack?
give a weekly ...



Jacko
is this doctor right?
went to see a doctor last week ( not my regular one ) and checking my records found out that i had a heart attack last year ( i went with an unrelated problem ) and increased my dose of ramipril from 2.5mg to 10.0mg .(per day ) seems a big increase . until i see my regular doc i wont take the stronger ones . any ideas why he would do this ? ps. i went with a sprained achilles tendon .
                      








cant you see i'm fcukin busy
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Witch doctor ?


blackpool lass
HIYA JACKO, to be on the safe side,i would not take them, till you can see your own doctor.these stand in doctors can be a pain,they give you medicine,and most of the time you find it is one you can't take as it messes up your other medicine.i have had a bad reaction, when a doctor,who was covering my doctor,whiles she was away gave me pills,and it put me in hospital for 4 days.i should never have been given to me.so i have no faith in any doctors,only my own.


fllady61
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If he is a foot doctor, he had no busniness changing any medication.

Make an appointment with you regular doctor and tak to him/her about it, and see what they say.

don't change any medication because a foot doctor tells you to.


Michaela
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well he could possibly be correct but to make sure you should go to your regular doctor and ask (: I hoped this helped



-Michaela


Sal*UK
Rampril is routinely prescribed for blood pressure problems, which are related to potential heart attacks. I'd ring your regular doctor and ask him the question - although why you didn't question the locum at the time ....... ? Always always ask why regular medication is being changed, especially by another doctor!


Knarf
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Ramipril (marketed as Tritace/Ramace or Altace) is an angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor, used to treat hypertension and congestive heart failure. ACE inhibitors lower the production of angiotensin II, therefore relaxing arterial muscles while at the same time enlarging the arteries, allowing the heart to pump blood more easily, and increasing blood flow due to more blood being pumped into and through larger passageways. You probably exhibit some high Bp and hypertension. Check with your PCP!


It's me :)
He has probably noted clinical signs of Hypertension and/or cardiac failure, dose range from 2.5 mg to 20mg per day, did he take your B.P. ? did he listen to your chest ? did he ask you questions regarding your breathing?

Doctors pick up things in the course of a consultation which you may not be aware of, The "target" dose of Ramipril following M.I. is 10 mg per day in two divided doses this is titrated to your response.


Rhianna
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2.5 mg is a low dose and is quite unusual if you have already had an MI.

Ramipril is generally well tolerated at a maintenance level of 10.0mg- which is the correct dose. There is nothing to be really concerned about. Ramipril is beneficial to people who have a high cardiovascular risk level and/or following an MI.


Dr Frank
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10 mgs is indeed the correct cardiprotective dose.

The fact that he picked up the fact that your lower dose was incorrect, when a)he is not your usual GP and b) you were in with a non related problems, speaks volumes for his being an above average quality GP. In fact it suggests that your regular GP is at best complacent.


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