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Hypercholesterolemia
I was on propanalol 20 mg Hs for last 40 days. I stopped the medicine five days before and I checked my lipid profile and got very high values. My blood pressure reading was also high 150/100. My blood pressure was within the normal limits before. Can you please tell me whether propanalol causes hyperlipidemia and elevated blood pressure reading? If so what will be the best treatment to reverse it?
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Check for secondary causes of hypertension Consult a cardiologist Adopt DASH
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Dr. Jyotirmaya Dash
Cardiologist 8 yrs exp Chennai
First of all the first line of medicine for young hypertensive is not propranolol. Better to take amlodipine group for yr BP. Lifestyle modification in the form of Exercise, low fat intake,avoiding alcohol, stopping smoking, low salt intake, more of vegetables, fruits and legumes should b tried for 3 months. Recheck your lipid profile after 3 months, if still high then u need treatment.In the meanwhile u can do an ECG, Echo and a TMT . If the BP fluctuates do a bilateral Renal artery Doppler
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