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My wifes blood pressure was 140 over 101 this am. It is now

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My wife's blood pressure was 140 over 101 this am. It is now 137 over 85 after take two micardis this morning. Her normal does is one tab. of micardis(40mg) per day?

Should we be doing something else. She is sitting in her recliner. She is 69 years old and overweight.
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr.David replied 7 years ago.
Micardis belongs to a group called- angiotensin II receptor antagonists. This medication can lower your blood pressure and may increase some of the side effect.
Well, as she has only once doubled the dose, So it may not cause any serious side effect.
In case, if she again increase the dose ,it can cause- fast or slow heartbeat, dizziness.

She should use these tips to lower the blood pressure. These are-

-Avoid adding salt at the table
-Increase dietary fiber. Try to get 20-35 grams of fiber daily.
-Exercise regularly, remain away from stress . practice yoga and meditation.
-Limit caffeinated beverages
-drink 8 cups of water per day.
-You should not skip your blood pressure medication.

In case, if blood pressure is not controlled with your medications, please see doctor.
take care

Customer: replied 7 years ago.
Should I be doing anything now?
Expert:  Dr.David replied 7 years ago.
No need to worry at this time. Keep an eye on her.And give her regular medications. And use the tips as adviced.
take care
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