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MMI Scenario 21
Mr. Desmond is a 70 year old Afro-Caribbean man with a family history of cardiovascular disease. He was diagnosed with hypertension in the last two months and was initiated on amlodipine 5mg. His blood pressure is gradually coming down, however, he has noticed that his ankles have become increasingly swollen recently. He has not changed his lifestyle much and loves to add salt to his food with every meal, even though he was advised to cut this down on his last visit. What advice would you give Mr. Desmond and what discussion would you have with his GP regarding his medication?