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A 46-year-old member asked:

what to do if i take 12.5 mg of atenolol for bp. is it fine?

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Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Cardiology 51 years experience
Atenolol: 12.5mg is a small dose. If its working its fine, if not there is lots of room for increase.

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Is atenolol good for palpitations?

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A relative of mine has had a BP reading of 250/150 and is concerned about heart. Does anyone know about this?

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Seek help now: This is an unaccepable blood pressure. The patient should be taken to the er immediately.
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Which is more affected by weight gain-- upper or lower BP number?

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Either or both: Either can go up w/ wt gain; both values are important. Maintaining a healthy body wt, not necessarily "ideal body weight" can improve bp, blood sugar, lipids, and other factors. Remember healthy weight is a range, that gets you out of medical trouble. Be active; don't smoke; drink in moderation, if you must; get rest; have fun; versatile, diet, emphasizing lean, unprocessed and non meat sources.

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