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Iv got a blood shot eye, I’m on blood pressure tablets, my

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Iv got a blood shot eye , I’m on blood pressure tablets, my blood pressure was high but has now gone down , I phoned my gp and cannot get a telephone call back until the 15 June , I do feel I need a medication review
JA: Have you used this medication or anything similar before?
Customer: Iv been on amlodipine 5mg for 9 months, my blood pressure seems to go and down during the day
JA: Got it. Have you used anything besides Amlodipine for this?
Customer: No
JA: Thank you so much for your time. Finally, is there anything else in your medical history you think the Doctor should know?
Customer: No
Submitted: 22 days ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 22 days ago.

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I will respond shortly with an answer or further information request.

Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 22 days ago.

What are your age and gender?

Please post a picture of your eye?

Apart from Amlodipine which other medicines are you taking?

Customer: replied 22 days ago.
I’m 59 and female
Customer: replied 22 days ago.
That’s all I’m on
Customer: replied 22 days ago.
Sorry bit hard to do
Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 22 days ago.

The dose of Amlodipine may be increased to 7.5 mg or another medication may be added to prevent episodes of high blood pressure.

You seem to have subconjunctival hemorrhage which can be due to high blood pressure.

You can do the following for bloodshot eye;

A. Artificial tears; 4 times per day if eye irritation.

B. Stop the use of aspirin products or NSAIDs if you do.

The following also are recommended for control of blood pressure:

a) Patients with hypertension do need to restrict table salt which is considered as a prime regulator of blood pressure. It is advised to reduce sodium intake to no more than 2.4 g sodium or 6 g sodium chloride per day. It is also advised that adequate intake of dietary potassium (approximately 90 mmol/d), helps in reducing blood pressure.

b) Following dietary and nutrition measure is strongly recommended to bring down the blood pressure;

A diet rich in fruits, vegetables, and low-fat dairy products may lower blood pressure by 10-16 mm Hg.

The oral potassium supplement may lower both systolic and diastolic pressure. Calcium and magnesium supplements, too, decrease blood pressure.

Low alcohol consumption lowers blood pressure.

Stop smoking, if you do, and reducing the intake of dietary saturated fat and cholesterol benefits tremendously in overall cardiovascular health.

The following reduce and regulate blood pressure:

1) Garlic

2) Fish oil

3) Herb Hawthorn

4) Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10).

The dietary and other helpful measures are;

1) weight loss,

2) sodium reduction,

3) stress management,

4) nutritional supplement interventions of calcium, magnesium, potassium, and fish oil.

5) light physical exercise like walking.

6) yoga

7) meditation

8) breathing exercises

9) relaxation exercises

10) stop if you; smoke, drink only in moderation.

I wish your symptoms resolve soon.

I would be happy to assist you further if you need any more information.
Thanks for using Just Answer.

Customer: replied 22 days ago.
Thank you
Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 22 days ago.

You are very welcome.

Wishing you a speedy resolution and all the very best in life.

It was a pleasure to assist you.

I sincerely hope that I have helped you and that I have earned my 5-star rating today!

Thank you.

Stay blessed.