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Grandmother bp 170/87
Hi Doctor, I just checked my dadi's bp and it came 170/87 and same situation happened one week earlier as well. She dont take any bp medicine as of now and her age is 73. I gave telma 20 to her so that the bp can come down. Can I give that medicine whenever her bp goes high? Or she will need to have the medicine for bp on regular basis?
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Follow up consultation with your treating doctor is advisable
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Life long BP medication required. Need to know other risk factors as telma can be a bit problematic in the elderly.
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Kindly discuss for your concern
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Would like to discuss in details and provide apt solution. Kindly consult.
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Bp medicines should be given continuously. Though we usually tell to give low salt diet, at this age don’t reduce salt cause elderly people are prone to develop hyponatremia. Telma 20 is a small dose . Continue that
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I understood your concern  and noted the problem as well .I need to ask few more details to make a diagnosis and start treatment and advice which suits you. Pl consult me on Practo , so that I can help you better.book a time slot as per your convenience for consultation.
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Monitor bp for another 3 days. If bp is high in all 3 consecutive days. Regular medication for Bp control should be started
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use low sodium iodised salt. monitor Bp, urine output ophthal examination for hypertensive retinopathy should be done
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Need to start with medications
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Consult me online
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She needs medicines on a regular basis Keep monitoring her bp daily
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