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Side effects of medicne used for High BP
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An_243533 posted:
I am taking BP tablets (TENORETIC 100mg), half tablet every day since 2-3 years. I am usually regular with this and my BP is under control and BP reading remains almost in normal range. However if for some reasons I have stopped the medicine, after 2-3 days the BP reading starts going up and within a week it jumps (150-90) or above. Due to this medicine I have some side effects, specially in my SEX life. Is it possible for me to stop using this medicine and follow other alternatives like exercise and diet control etc.
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billh99 responded:
There are any number of different possibilities. But no way of know if they will work for you are not.

Reducing weight if even a little over weight can have a big effect.

Exercise, but aerobic and strength help.

A heart healthy diet helps keeps the vessels flexible and they keep the BP. But that change will take months and months to have an effect. But depending on your condition and with exercise it can have a large effect. And even if it does not help lower your BP, it will help prevent it from rising in the furture and has has many other help benifits. (DASH diet, Mediterranean, TLC diet). Basically limit saturated fast, lean protein sources, lots and lots and lots of fruits and veggies, and limit refined carbs.

But specifically for high BP you want to limit sodium (salt) - common in prepared foods and restaurant meals - and east foods with lots of potassium.

As for as the meds go they are many, many different BP meds with different side effects.

You are on a combination diuretic (Chlorthalidone) and beta blocker (Atenolol). Beta blockers are known to have sexual side effects.

You can get the Chlorthalidone along or in a combination with some other BP meds.

Talk to your doctor about your problem and ask about switching to an ACEinhibitor/ABR or a calcium channel blocker.

 
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Infomen replied to billh99's response:
Thanks for your reply. I will check with my doctor also.


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