A wise advice from a doctor to a patient

Sipping enjoyingly a glass of chilled barley at a coffee shop, something caught my attention. My mother had something to tell me, waving in the front of me. I turned to attend to her. It was about a case of her friend in a serious medical condition.

Someone from her NKF branch had been tested with a professional blood pressure device by a NKF nurse and the test indicated that his level of the pressure was very high (more than 160mmHg). The nurse had sent him immediately to a hospital for a hospitalization, reporting the test to his doctor. The patient had been given the special medicine by the doctor. The level of the blood pressure were dropped rapidly. After his discharge, he pleaded hopefully his doctor to give him the same medicine but the request was rejected because the medicine may be considered as lethal overdose. He had been disappointed sadly as he had hoped that he would not have to go straight to the hospital and pay a hospitalization bill by taking the medicine. Otherwise, the doctor would be responsible for his patient’s death of overdose. The patient has to consider what the doctor’s concerns are.

Range of High Pressure for Adults
Hypotension                  less than 90mmHg
Normal                             90 to 120 mmHg
Prehpertension             121 to 139 mmHg
Stage 1 Hypertension  140 to 159 mmHg
Stage 2 Hypertension  more than 160 mmHg

Hypotension is a low blood pressure, leading to a coma.
Hypertension is a very high blood pressure, leading to a stroke.

On that day, I walked in to a pharmacy for getting a special cream since I have a skin problem. A pharmacist requested me for a prescription form but I had no prescription. I questioned her why I did need it and learned that the cream consists of high amount of antibiotic and is considered as overdose without an authority. The high amount of the antibiotic may lead you to muilt-complicated conditions.

In bottom line, you have to consider a good advice from a responsbile doctor. If you want to to know more details, ask your doctor to elaborate more instead of being left unanswered.

Be safe rather than sorry.


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