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Bp constantly 160/80 despite micardis (telmisartan) 80, norvasc 5, labetolol 50. Pulmonary htn with ckd, lupus.. imdur, diuretics not advised by md. Other choices?

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Dr. Theresa Henderson
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care

In brief: Complex situation

With both pulmonary and systemic hypertension along with lupus you should be seeing a rheumatologist and a cardiologist who specializes in both pulmonary and systemic.
Your medications must be carefully balanced. Seeing a pulmonologist well versed in pulmonary hypertension would also be wise. For the elevated BP avoid salt and all caffeine. Avoid combination cold or allergy meds.

In brief: Complex situation

With both pulmonary and systemic hypertension along with lupus you should be seeing a rheumatologist and a cardiologist who specializes in both pulmonary and systemic.
Your medications must be carefully balanced. Seeing a pulmonologist well versed in pulmonary hypertension would also be wise. For the elevated BP avoid salt and all caffeine. Avoid combination cold or allergy meds.
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