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Amlodipine belongs to the calcium channel blockers group of medication. It is used to lower high blood pressure, and to prevent heart attacks, strokes, and kidney problems. It dilates the blood vessels, thus helping the blood to flow more smoothly.

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I am attaching my Doppler report taken for swollen ankle. Please give your opinion.

Query: Hello doctor,I am a 39-year-old male with a history of hypertension. My BP medication was changed for the past six months and the doctor put me on Metosartan 50, and Amlodipine 5 mg. For four to five weeks, my ankle joints are swollen. I went to an orthopedic, and he asked for a venous Doppler lower...  Read Full »

Dr. Settipalli Saravan Pramod

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have gone through your Doppler report (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Before making the diagnosis, I want a few things pertaining to your problem, like your complaining of swelling of both ankles joints like on and off. 1. Do you have a fever wi...  Read Full »

Do left-sided hand and leg numbness indicate stroke?

Query: Hello doctor, One week ago, my father detected a gallbladder stone. He is anemic and he has a prostate and a thyroid problem. But, today the doctor told it was a stroke. He had heavy urine for a few weeks. He has left-sided hand and leg numbness. It is little difficult to walk. Today, the doctor pre...  Read Full »

Dr. Shivam Om Mittal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have gone through the reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Yes, on the basis of the CT (computed tomography) of the brain, your father had a stroke on the right side of the brain which controls the left-sided symptoms. He had several other old s...  Read Full »

I suffer from irregular heart rates despite medication. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, My heart rate exhibits irregular fluctuations. I am prescribed Amlodipine 5 mg, Hydrochlorothiazide 25 mg, and Metoprolol 25 mg. I researched and found that Metoprolol has contraindications with both Amlodipine and Hydrochlorothiazide. Over the past five days, I have consulted four doc...  Read Full »

Dr. Chibitam Hope Obia

Answer: Hello, Welcome to We feel glad that you reached out to us. Based on your symptoms, you may be dealing with a metabolic syndrome, given the observed low levels of potassium and sodium along with dehydration. Metabolic syndrome is a cluster of conditions, including high blood pressure, el...  Read Full »

I have high BP and chest pain. What medicines should I take?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 31 years old with a weight of 191 pounds and height of 5 feet 7 inches. I have a problem of high BP. There is little chest pain. ECG report (leftward axis). Echo report (mild concentric LVH and diastolic dysfunction and normal systolic function). LVEF 60 %. Total cholesterol 213. ...  Read Full »

Dr. Nishith Chandra

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have seen your reports (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity). Your echo is almost normal. Your current medicines appear to control your BP adequately. So, there is no need to change them. But your weight of 191 pounds for your height of 5 feet ...  Read Full »

I suffer from fluctuating BP, despite medication. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been experiencing fluctuating blood pressure readings, ranging from 151/101 mmHg to 134/90 mmHg. Initially, I started taking Amlodipine and Vasoprin, but I discontinued Vasoprin due to discomfort. Recently, I switched to Nifedipine because I do not have children yet. I am a 37-y...  Read Full »

Dr. Vandana Andrews

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and can understand your concern. Considering your blood pressure readings, I suggest continuing to take your medication, specifically Amlodipine, for blood pressure management. While Nifedipine is also used for this purpose, any changes to your medica...  Read Full »

am pregnant and taking blood pressure tablets and Metformin. Should I discontinue them temporarily?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 17-year-old pregnant female. I am also taking medications Metformin 500 milligrams, Hydrochlorothiazide 25 milligrams, and Amlodipine. Should I temporarily discontinue taking my medications? Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Sabita Laskar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I went through your query and understood your concern. Metformin (anti-diabetic) can be continued for the initial three months. It is usually given to overweight people and does not cause any harm. Hydrochlorothiazide is a diuretic and should not be taken during pregn...  Read Full »

How can we manage high BP?

Query: Hi doctor, My wife has got high BP. Her BP is 160/100 mm/Hg. What we have to do to decrease it? Please suggest.  Read Full »

Dr. Goswami Parth Rajendragiri

Answer: Hi, Welcome to She has stage 1 hypertension. For that lifestyle modification is needed. Take low salt diet. Use potassium salt for cooking. Fruits and green leafy vegetables can be taken more. Avoid a sedentary lifestyle and do active exercise daily for half an hour to one hour. If th...  Read Full »

My blood pressure remains high despite medication. Why?

Query: Dear Doctor, I am a chronic High BP patient since 1998. Taking medications Amlodipine 5mg and Atenolol 50mg (AMLO Press-AT). Now the BP reading shows as 160/120. How to lower the blood pressure?  Read Full »

Dr. Sugandh Garg

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Since you are a case of chronic hypertension, you must regularly get your blood pressure checked from a local doctor and the dose needs to be adjusted accordingly either to increase or decrease. Investigations:- Routine investigations must be done including blood sugar,...  Read Full »

I have been experiencing persistent genital itching for several months. What can be the cause?

Query: Hello doctor,I have been experiencing persistent genital itching for several months. The itch is particularly severe when I return home after a long day at work. The skin in my groin area has become flaky, and the skin above my penis is dry and itchy. Additionally, about half of my penis and the lef...  Read Full »

Dr. Basti Bharatesh Devendra

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can understand your concern. I have gone through the photos (attachment removed to protect the patient’s identity) and details. Presuming it is limited to the scrotum and penis and not present in other areas. It may be due to scrotal dermatitis. Follow the below in...  Read Full »

My heart rate has elevated due to fever. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I feel feverish for the last three days. My BP is 88/111 mmHg and heart rate is 87 to 106. Yesterday, I got fainted after some exercise and brisk walk. I am on Azitromycin, Aviral-H 40, Delip 20 and PCM.  Read Full »

Dr. Erioli Braholli

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Since you are feverish, it is expected to have a higher heart rate. Every 1 degree Celsius increase in temperature raises the heart rate by 10 beats per minute more than normal, and blood pressure can also be higher. In this case, your body works at full capacity trying t...  Read Full »

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