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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How to control blood pressure in a COVID-19 patient?

Query: Hello doctor, I have COVID-19 infection for the past six days, and I am taking tablet Ivermectin, tablet Doxycycline, Multivitamin tablets for five days. I did a CT scan and blood test yesterday. My chest scan is fine, but my BP is very high. It was 151/88 mm Hg three days back. Now it is 172/110 m...  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Zohaib Siddiq

Answer: Hello, Welcome to 1) Did you have high BP (blood pressure) before or recently developed? 2) Which anti-hypertensive medicine are you taking?  Read Full »

Can anxiety and B12 deficiency cause sudden chest pain?

Query: Hi doctor, After having anxiety, my health condition started going down. Until that day, I was active. I use to do jogging, yoga, and play tennis every day. after that, I was not having good sleep. I got chest pain and severe constipation. My doctor told me to have Alprax 5 mg. After taking it, I h...  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Zohaib Siddiq

Answer: Hi,Welcome to understand your concern. Vitamin B12 deficiency occurs in people who follow a strict vegetarian diet. Otherwise, it occurs rarely. I suggest you take B12 supplements. B12 deficiency causes megaloblastic anemia, neurological symptoms such as tingling, and numbness in dista...  Read Full »

Why are my blood pressure readings consistently high?

Query: Hello doctor, Yesterday my blood pressure reading was 180/120 mm Hg without any known cause. After checking again two hours later, my blood pressure reading was 170/120 mm Hg. After another four hours, the reading was 160/110 mm Hg. Today my blood pressure reading was 160/110 mm Hg. After checking ...  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Zohaib Siddiq

Answer: Hello, Welcome to If blood pressure is raised for the first time, I would advise taking short-acting antihypertensive for few days. Monitor blood pressure, and if stable, then long-acting medicine will be started. Take Tablet Captopril 25 mg three times a day. Before starting, have se...  Read Full »

Why is half of my daughter's face not moving after a seizure attack?

Query: Hi doctor, My daughter has been diagnosed with end-stage renal failure and is on dialysis. Her blood pressure was very high last week and she had seizures. Now, she is in the hospital, but I do not think she is being cared properly. I think she has had a mini-stroke and half of her face is not movi...  Read Full »

Dr. Anshul Varshney

Answer: Hi, Welcome to We are here to help you. I understand your pain. The facial deviation could be a stroke. An MRI brain is indicated to be sure about stroke. The line of management remains the use of antibiotics for infection, anti-hypertensives for blood pressure control and dialysis as...  Read Full »

Why did I feel dizzy, sick, and confused after taking antihypertensive medicine?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 31-year-old female with a weight of 76 kilograms and a height of five feet. I was diagnosed with high blood pressure before five years when I was pregnant. The doctor told me that the only cause in my case is my genetics as my biological father had high blood pressure. I am taki...  Read Full »

Dr. Sugreev Singh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to You can have fluctuations in your blood pressure due to medications. Your blood pressure may be normal and after taking Labetalol, it has dropped down. This is the reason for having these symptoms. After some time, you had some relief and your body has compensated f...  Read Full »

Why did the doctor suggest consulting an endocrinologist for my mother's weight gain?

Query: Hi doctor, My mom is complaining about headaches and burning sensation in the eyes. She has put on weight as well and recently she started complaining about pain in the right leg heel. So, I took her to an orthopedic doctor. He asked her about her menstrual cycle and when she replied that it has sto...  Read Full »

Dr. Divakara P

Answer: Hi, Welcome to It could be due to her stopping of periods called menopause. During this period there occur hormonal changes, which causes these symptoms. I recommend her to get the following tests done and revert back. Serum estradiol. Serum vitamin D3 levels. Revert back ...  Read Full »

Will BP medication cause disorientation in time and place?

Query: Hello doctor, My girl has been acting weird for the past two days after starting her new blood pressure medicine. She speaks incomplete sentences and tries joining together. She dropped some eggs in the grocery store and tried to pick them up with her bare hands. After that, she says she does not r...  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad M. Hanif Md.

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have thoroughly gone through your case and can well understand your genuine health concerns. I recommend calling the physician's front desk and, if he says, stop giving her new medications as this may be the side effects of the medicine. You then need to take her t...  Read Full »

How to treat morning hypertension and dizziness?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 42-year-old male. I am having a problem with hypertension. My blood pressure measure 146/103 and 145/90 in the morning. I also have some issues with dizziness. I am currently on Amlodac 2.5 mg for the past two days.   Read Full »

Dr. Zubayeralam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to According to your statement, you have been suffering from dizziness for the last few days. Your recent blood pressure is above normal. Your dizziness may result from high blood pressure. So controlling blood pressure may subside vertigo. As you have already have starte...  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

Answer: Hello, Welcome to 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 »

Can I take Atenolol 50 mg even if I have dizziness and low BP?

Query: Hi doctor, I am on medication Atenolol 50 mg for the last 2 years. Nowadays, I am going through low blood pressure. Yesterday, my blood pressure was 115/65 mmHg. I am also having dizziness. I had gone through dizziness and low blood pressure of 110/65 mmHg last month and it remained for four to five...  Read Full »

Dr. Amit Arora

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I would like to ask a few questions. Do you ever complain of chest pain associated with palpitation? Is there any family history of heart disease? Since how long you are taking Atenolol? Do have complained of shortness of breath or edema over legs an...  Read Full »

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