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Is it normal for blood pressure to 155/106 after starting metformin?

Doctor's Assistant: How long have you been dealing with this? Any other symptoms?

Blurred vision, dizzy, little nausea

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History of hypertension controlled with meds, this was my very first dose of 500 mg of metformin

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This is not normal.

Metformin single dose is not common to cause high blood pressure, but this may occur in minor fraction of individuals.

You may need to monitor your blood pressure.

If this is persistently high, you may increase your blood pressure medicines.

Following would also be recommended:

a) Patients with the hypertension do need to restrict table salt which is considered as a prime regulator of the blood pressure. It is advised to reduce sodium intake to no more than 2.4 g sodium or 6 g sodium chloride per day. It is also advised that adequate intake of dietary potassium (approximately 90 mmol/d), helps in reducing the blood pressure.

b) Following dietary and nutrition measure are strongly recommended to bring down the blood pressure;

A diet rich in fruits, vegetables, and low-fat dairy products may lower blood pressure by 10-16 mm Hg.
Oral potassium supplement may lower both systolic and diastolic pressure. Calcium and magnesium supplements, too, decrease the in blood pressure.
Low alcohol consumption lowers the blood pressure.
Stop smoking, if you do and reducing intake of dietary saturated fat and cholesterol benefits tremendously in overall cardiovascular health.
Following reduce and regulate the blood pressure:

1) Garlic

2) Fish oil

3) Herb Hawthorn

4) Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10).

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
Non smoker non drinker, family history of heart disease & diabetes 49yrs old 200 lbs. What is too high for blood pressure

A blood pressure of 160/110 would be considered as too high and attention of physician.

Blood pressure should be maintained below 140/90.

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