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A 48-year-old male asked:

my b/p is consistently around 178/100, i niw have a cough with any exertion. i am on meds and they don't seem to help. what can i do?

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Dr. Alvin Mathew
Internal Medicine 18 years experience
Go back to doc: Your blood pressure is quite high. If you are on medications and they are not working, you need to go back to your prescribing physician and let him/her know so he/she can adjust your medications or send you to the appropriate specialists. There might be a secondary cause for your problem.

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