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Dr. Brims, U.S. Licensed Physician
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Blood pressure. I am a 61 year old male in general good health.

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Blood pressure. I am a 61 year old male in general good health. I took my pressure today and was 150/79. My normal pressure is around 120/70. I am 200 lbs and 5' 10" tall. I consider myself about 15 lbs overweight. Any suggestions on how I can bring my pressure down?

Dr B :

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Dr B :

Are you on any medication?

Customer:

Yes. Avapro 300 and bisoprolol 5

Dr B :

Do you have any medical conditions?

Customer:

None that I'm aware of other than age issues like a touch of arthritus

Dr B :

I see, do you diet an exercise?

Dr B :

and

Customer:

I walk about one to four miles each day and am pretty active physically. I don't have a regular exercise program. I need to diet but haven't been

Dr B :

I see, well there is a drug called hydrochlorothiazide that has an additive effect with Avapro, and it would help if it was added with your current regimen of medicine

Customer:

Is that something that could also be called a "water pill"?

Dr B :

yes, it is a type of diuretic

Customer:

What dosage would you suggest?

Dr B :

25mg

Customer:

That works. Thank you

Dr B :

You're welcome
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