4 years

High blood pressure

I’m a man 44 years old. Why my blood pressure is still 143/94 eventhough I take medication Exforge 10/160mg (morning)and NEBILET 5mg(noon). 2 weeks ago its already down 120/74 but then it goes up again. My weight used to be 110kg last month now its 96 Kg. I control my food intake. Any advice why its goes up again?

Dr Ramzdhan,

4 years

Thank you for your questions. The following answers regarding your current queries are just general descriptions due to the limited information provided by you. Click on this link (DoctorOnCall) for a private consultation with our doctors.

High blood pressure can still goes up even when you took the medicine and losing weight due to several factors such as:

  • Stress or anxiety or tiredness - all these can cause high blood pressure. Thus the importance of mindfulness as well
  • Hormonal problems such as hyperthyroid or phaeochromocytoma (high adrenaline secreted by the body)
  • Undiagnosed kidney problem
  • Consumption of alcohol or caffeine or smoking
  • Not enough dose of medication - the medication either not suitable for you as certain people developed tolerance to the medication or you need a slightly higher dose of the medications

In order for us to provide you with an accurate choice of treatment and management, we need additional details to explore further into your current complaints. Therefore, we greatly suggest that you refer this to your nearest medical doctor. You may also click on this link (DoctorOnCall) to speak with our doctors online for free. We assure you that our conversations are kept in confidentiality unless additional consultation needed with other medical parties. Thank you.


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