Anti-hypertensive Pills

High blood pressure or hypertension can be managed with the help of antihypertensive pills, exercise, stress reduction, and lifestyle modifications. The medicines commonly used are diuretics, beta-blockers, calcium-channel blockers, central agonists, vasodilators, angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors, and vasodilators.

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I am suffering from ED. Is it due to BP drugs?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a doctor practicing in a rural area and aged 55 years. I am having high blood pressure for last seven years. My blood pressure was 180/100 mmHg before treatment and now I am on Telmisartan H 40 mg once daily. My BP fluctuates between 128 and 135 systolic to 85 and 90 diastolic. I do ...  Read Full »


Dr. Muhammad Zohaib Siddiq

Cardiologist, General Practitioner

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Regarding your ED (erectile dysfunction), definitely your age can be a factor. But, if ED developed suddenly, then this could be caused by anxiety. It is one of the most important causes of ED. Yes, some ARBs (angiotensin receptor blockers) can cause ED as a s...  Read Full »

Which is the best medicine to control high blood pressure?

Query: Hi doctor, My blood pressure is 160/100 mmHg. There is no improvement even after I take Lisinopril 20 mg? Please suggest me some advice.  Read Full »


Dr. Anshul Varshney

Criticalcare Physician, Diabetologist, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Medical Gastroenterologist, Nephrologist, Pulmonologist, Rheumatologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. If your blood pressure is not under control after taking Lisinopril, then I would suggest another antihypertensive pill called Amlodipine. Consult your doctor, discuss with him or her and then take the medicine with consent. I also suggest kidney function tests, ...  Read Full »

What is 'Trace TR' in echocardiography?

Query: Hello doctor,My father is suffering from high BP from two days. We met a cardiologist and I have the reports. Can you look at them? Our business is not going well. So, he is a lot tensed lately. He had something similar two years ago.  Read Full »


Dr. Ganesh P Sapkal

Cardiologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen the echo report you provided (attachment removed to protect patient identity). It is a normal echocardiography report. As your father is going through a tough phase and his BP is increased, it is better to give him antihypertension drugs provided by your...  Read Full »

Does Metoprolol cause hair loss?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 44 years old and diagnosed with preliminary hypertension. All my tests including ECG, TMT, 2D echo, brain CT scan, pulmonary embolism (to rule out the cause for sinus tachycardia), 48 hours Holter monitor, chest X-ray, lipid profile, and kidney and liver function tests. TMT, 2D ec...  Read Full »


Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Cardiologist, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. From the description it appears, you just have hypertension and no other problems. Firstly, just for hypertension, now beta blockers are not given as a first line medicine. It is given after calcium channel blockers (Amlodipine), ACE (angiotensin-converting enzyme) i...  Read Full »

Is my BP range normal for my age?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 62 and male. I am on anti-hypertensive medication for years, my current BP is in the range of 140 to 150 (sys)/60 to 70 (dia). Is this BP good enough for my age? Any suggestions, please?  Read Full »


Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Cardiologist, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Diastolic BP is fine, but systolic is mildly elevated. According to recent evidences and guidelines, lower is better. If BP is persistently elevated above 140, then it is better to add some other medicines to keep it atleast below 140 consistently and preferably belo...  Read Full »

Can I take the missed morning dose of Teleact now?

Query: Hi doctor, I am hypertensive from the past 2 years. I forgot to take the morning dose of my antihypertensive pill, tablet Teleact. Can I take it now?  Read Full »


Dr. (col) Rakesh Karanwal

Cardiologist, Diabetologist, Endocrinologist, Family Physician, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Neurologist, Pulmonologist, Rheumatologist, General Practitioner

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Take the dose immediately whenever you remember that you forgot to take the morning dose. This approach is better than not taking the dose at all.  Read Full »

Can BP tablets cause high uric acid level?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 35 years old. Height 166 cm, weight 76 kg. My uric acid level has come to 8.9. I did this checkup one year before and it was 8.4. At that time I had stopped eating all pulses for at least one month. I am pure vegetarian. I do not have any symptom of gout or any other stuff. I do hav...  Read Full »


Dr. Mashfika N Alam

Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You seem to have high uric acid levels but asymptomatic hyperuricemia does not need treatment. You may have a family history of hyperuricemia which explains why you have it despite being a vegan. Also, being obese or losing too much weight can increase blood uric acid l...  Read Full »

Why is there recurrent nocturnal high blood pressure in a patient on anti-hypertensives?

Query: Hello doctor, I am writing on behalf of my mother and she is currently facing the severe recurrent nocturnal high blood pressure problem. She has been constantly relying on anti-hypertensive drugs from the past five years and the situation is aggravating day by day. Moreover, she claims of facing h...  Read Full »


Dr. Isaac Gana

Cardiologist

Answer: HelIo, Welcome to icliniq.com. Nocturnal nighttime hypertension is a complication of primary secondary hypertension. It can lead to some cardiovascular complications. I usually treat my patients in this situation with Potassium supplements and advice that they avoid any sodium diet. Drugs like Los...  Read Full »

My mom has been suffering from head spinning. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, My mom is suffering from sciatica pain. She is 45 years old. Her doctor suggested complete bed rest for two months. It has been a month for now. She is facing trouble to take breath properly (night times). She is having head spinning and a sensation of falling from bed. She is having hi...  Read Full »


Dr. Sreejith Mg

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Diabetologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The possibilities for her head spinning are as follows. Probably, your mom is suffering from benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV). It can be controlled by a tablet like Vertin16 mg (Betahistine) or Stugeron (Cinnarizine) at bedtime or twice daily. The second po...  Read Full »

My blood pressure is up to 197/100. My doctor keeps giving me Bystolic. Is that safe?

Query: Hello Doctor, My blood pressure is up to 197/100 mmHg. My doctor keeps giving me tablet Bystolic and asked to take it for 10 days. Is that safe? I am a 53 year old male, usually great health.  Read Full »


Dr. Rohit Jain

Cardiologist, Criticalcare Physician, Diabetologist, Endocrinologist, Family Physician, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Pulmonologist, Sexologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com.Your blood pressure is very high. Given your age, you are very susceptible to paralytic attacks and heart attacks and you should not ignore it at all.  Tablet Nebivolol (Bystolic) is not enough to control your blood pressure. You need to get some basic tests done to rule ...  Read Full »

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