Regarding The Use Of High Blood Pressure When Blood Pressure Has Dropped?
I have high blood pressure, take Amlodipine 5 mg every day, in 1 week my blood is 109/76 My question is whether the high blood pressure medication is to be taken or not to take
Thank you for the question.
Normally, blood pressure is no more than 120/80 mmHg, but also not less than 90/60 mmHg. Someone said to have hypertension (high blood pressure) if the blood pressure rises more than 140/90 mmHg. In this condition, the consumption of anti-hypertensive drugs is very important to control blood pressure. With good blood pressure control, the risk of complications, such as kidney, eye, nerve, brain, and so on can certainly be minimized.
There are many types of anti-hypertensive drugs, ranging from the Ca Channel blockers (including amlodipine), ACE inhibitors, diuretics, Angiotensin II receptor blockers, alpha blockers, beta blockers, and so on. The choice of the type of anti-hypertensive medication is also what the dosage and frequency of consumption should ideally be done directly by the doctor or internist who checks. Because, this condition should also be adjusted to the severity of the hypertension, the cause, the patient's response to the treatment given, the patient's medical condition in general, other medicines consumed, and many other factors. Therefore, before checking yourself back to the doctor, do not just carelessly reduce or stop taking your medication, ok?
Until now, hypertension has not been completely cured, but only controlled. However, with good control, as mentioned above, the patient can be prevented from the risk of experiencing dangerous complications. In most cases, the consumption of antihypertensive drugs is carried out almost for a lifetime, unless the doctor recommends otherwise.
Your blood pressure which reaches 109/76 mmHg is actually still reasonable, not low. However, if you feel disturbed by this condition, for example if there are dizziness, weakness, dark vision, and other complaints, then it would not hurt you to check yourself directly to the doctor or doctor of internal medicine in order to be given the right treatment and also adjusted treatment.
Hope this helps ...