Heart Disease Expert Forum
Resistant Hupertension
About This Forum:

This forum is for questions and support regarding heart issues such as: Angina, Angioplasty, Arrhythmia, Bypass Surgery, Cardiomyopathy, Coronary Artery Disease, Defibrillator, Heart Attack, Heart Disease, High Blood Pressure, Mitral Valve Prolapse, Pacemaker, PAD, Stenosis, Stress Tests.

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
This expert forum is not accepting new questions. Please post your question in one of our medical support communities.
Blank Blank

Resistant Hupertension

Dear Doctor,

I am a white 46 year old male who was diagonosed with hypertension in 1994. Since that time I have been a variety of drugs including diaretics, ACE inhibitors, Calcium Channel Blockers and Beta Blockers. I am currently taking Atenolol 50 mg, Felodipine 10 mg and Maxzide 25 mg, and have yet to be controlled for more than 2 months (lower than 140/90). I also am taking Colestid 4 gr x 2 day for High Cholesterol (HDL 59, LDL 153). In 1995 I was admitted to a German hospital with a BP reaction to prescribed Motrin, whereupon I was tested with: 24 hour BP check, ECG, abdominal ultrasound, stress test and a Farbdoppler ECG, with no out of ordinary results.

I have recently been tested again with a renal ultrasound and 24 urine test for a renal tumor with negative results.

I am about to retire from the military and would really like to get this under control. I have a consult with a cardiac specialist at the end of the month. What should I make sure he looks for?
Related Discussions
238668_tn?1232735930
It sounds like most of the "secondary causes", that is potentially treatable causes of high blood pressure (HBP) have been excluded and therefore the diagnosis of "primary or essential HBP" can be made.  Therapy with a single drug sounds like it will not work for you therefore you will need at least two medications.  The cardiologist can recommend which two and then increase these to maximum doses.  In addition lifestykle changes are essential!  Good luck.
Blank
Continue discussion Blank
Blank
Request an Appointment
MedHelp Health Answers
Blank
Weight Tracker
Weight Tracker
Start Tracking Now
RSS Expert Activity
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
The 3 Essentials to Ending Emotiona...
Sep 18 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
Control Emotional Eating with this ...
Sep 04 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
Emotional Eating Control: How to St...
Aug 28 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank