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Atenolol belongs to a group of medication called Betablocker. Besides atenolol, there are also other medications belonging to this group. Such as: bisoprolol, metoprolol, nadolol, propranolol etc. There is also eye drop preparation that contains betablocker such as timolol ophthalm...
19 Mar 2019
DxD has provided you with an excellent answer and my only additional advice to you would be to get an assessment if you are remotely symptomatic. As mentioned, symptoms typically include light headedness, dizziness, chest pain or breathlessness. That said, if you are very activ...
13 Jan 2019
Thank you for the question and I am sure its a situation that many people face day-by-day. Our increasingly sedentary lives have a significant impact on our health including the risk of developing hypertension, diabetes, hypercholesterolaemia, obesity and heart disease. EXERCISE can have a ...
13 Jan 2019
Thank you for your question. I respect the care and concern about your father and you must be very worried for him. I will do my best to give you sound advice. In my practice, we see patients just like your father with complex medical and systemic health issues , and a good num...
23 Nov 2018
In general BP monitors around the upper arm are more accurate than those around the wrist, although the latter are certainly more convenient to wear and easier to access. It might be worth checking your matching against a reading from one taken at a clinic, so that you know if ...
3 Nov 2018
it's quite normal for blood pressure to drop early in pregancy as the blood vessels dilate and blood volume also increases to accomodate the growing baby. Blood pressure in fact reaches the lowest point somewhere in middle of second trimester and then starts to rise again and retur...
26 Jul 2018
Well, it depends. An average HR close to 45 may be the norm for someone like Usain Bolt but for the vast majority of us who are not professional long-distance runners (or athletes of any sort) it may be a tad low. Therefore you need a one-to-one consult to look at individual fact...
28 May 2018
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