hbp with liver trouble.

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hi folks.

2 years ago had severe liver trouble due to unrelated meds. stabilized in hospital. then told had high blood pressure and put on 20mg of propranolol. the specialist said I'd be on these for life. why is that? do you not recover from hbp?

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    Sometimes with eating, exercising and lifestyle changes a person can need less medicine but rarely none.
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    It's a condition, but unless you make major lifestyle changes, then no, people who go on HBP medication are usually on it for life.

    You don't say what your liver problems were, sometimes HBP medication is given for portal hypertension.

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      Just a bit, did you think that was a lucky guess upon my part or I had an inkling?

      Do you know what portal hypertension is and how serious it is? You probably have oesophageal varices as well and either can lead to internal bleeding at any time unless kept well under control.

      You probably have alcoholic cirhosis I would imagine.

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      now you say it yes I had esophageal tube down throat and indeed bleeding. but no mention of alcoholic trouble. varicosed mean nowt to me. least no recollection of it mentioned. I'll have to ask doc about it. if they thought drink a problem why not tell me to abstain?

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      Portal hypertension and oesophageal varicies are virtually always caused by alcoholic cirrhosis. That in itself is a very big warning sign to give up drinking. PH & OV mean that it is moving along the stages of cirrhosis.

      I've been there, I know what I'm talking about. I would have a very frank conversation with your doctor and ask him to explain it in detail. Varicies are where the liver has become damamged and the blood pressure builds up (hence your medication) and it finds/makes another way to get rid of the blood, by making its own veins towards your throat.

      If not treated, these bleed and in severe cases, the internal bleeding can lead to death if not picked up. You really do need to get hold of your doctor, give him a shake and get him to explain it, for your own sake.

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