Patient Counselling – “Hypertension”

Patient Counselling – “Hypertension”

December 15, 2019 0 By Jose Scott


Hello, excuse me Hello sir, good afternoon My name is Inas, I am the pharmacist here, may I help you ? okay, so i want to talk about my current disease, can I ask you something? okay, first please take a sit okay, thank you okay sir. Before that I’m talking with Mr…? I’m Justin Okay. How old are you, sir? I’m 35 years old Okay. Your address, please I’m live in Malang Can I have your time about 5-7 minutes to ask things about your disease? Sure, my head often feels dizzy, so after i check my blood pressure the score was 180/110 and i’ve been diagnosed with hypertension before my doctor give me a lisinopril but i feel uncomfortable with the medicine because, when i took this pills, i feel coughed instead and then i want to ask you something about the other medicine like maybe the herbal one or something else? Okay, thank you sir for your good explanation. Sorry for asking this, do you smoke sir? ah no ma’am okay, and is there any family history of hypertension? yes, my father has been diagnosed with hypertension when he was 40 years old okay sir, do you have any allergy of food or medicine? No ma’am. Actually i never do the allergy test or something but so far nothing wrong with taking medicine or food oh… okay sir. I will explain you about your disease Hypertension can be caused by many things in your case, one of them was caused by genetic factor as you know it was passed down by your father and the other possibility is if you take a huge amount salty food you can raise your blood pressure to for the drug related problem, Lisinopril’s side effect is dry cough and if the dry cough bothered you so much, you can consult with your doctor and maybe the doctor can change it with the other medicine i’ll give you recommendation about the herbal medicines First, you can use Rosella petals by put 2 rosella petals in hot water and let it rest for about 15 minutes and you can drink it once daily in the morning before you take the food and the other one is celery, you can juice 10 leaves of it and add little bit honey and drink it 3 times a day Just to remind you, herbal medicine is just for maintaning your disease not your first choice medication. Is there any question? How do i know my blood pressure is going to be normal? so you have to reach 140/90 to maintaining your blood pressure to avoid more severe condition Okay thank you for your explanation. I really appreciate that No problem sir. Well, just little bit additional. There’s many non medicine things you can do (to lower blood pressure) Like exercise about 20-30 minutes such as walking, jogging or cycling also you have to eat healthy food and nutritious food and more vegetables and fruits I think that’s all from me. I wish you get well really soon. Thank you and good afternoon