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My husband is detected with high bp. Initial reading was at 150/90 when he was put under medication of Nexovas 10 mg. He is just 33 years of age and does regular strength and cardio exercise. He wanted to reduce his BP with proper diet and exercise so he stopped taking tablet after 1 week and increased his exercise and switched to low sodium diet. His BP came down to 120. After 7-10 days he got fever and dizziness so went to general physician who mentioned his bp has gone upto 150. He was asked to do lipid profile test and detected with high LDI cholesterol of 140.6. The general physician put him under HH Rosu 10 mg to reduce LDI. Since he has consulted another doctor earlier for BP he went back to him to take his opinion on medication and show him lipid test. He asked to stop HH ROSU and put him under 80 mg Azilsartan Medoxomil 80 mg. We are totally confused what is good for him and what he should continue. We want his bp to control without any side effect of high dose medication. Suggest.

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Hi, Our targets for BP should be <140/90 most of the time. You can try life style modification but if your BP remains higher than targets, Then we should use medicines, which should be on regular basis. Initially we can use one medicine if not controlled by one drug, we can add other drug or increase the dose of 1st one. For LDL of 140, we can wait and try to control it with lifestyle modifications without medicines. But If LDL is associated with other disease like Diabetes or Coronary Artery Disease we should use medicines.
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