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

Query: Hello, I am a 31 year old female- height 167cms, weight 76kgs. Diagnosed with high blood pressure 5 years ago when pregnant with my son and the only cause the doctors could find, after numerous testing, was my genetics as my biological father has high blood pressure. I’m have been taking 50mg ...  Read Full »


Dr. Sugreev Singh

Internal Medicine Physician, General Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq Thank you for detailed history. Ma’am actually in most of the cases such fluctuations is due to medication only may be your bp was normal and you took labetalol and it dropped your bp even more. That’s the reason you got such symptoms. And after sometime and reli...  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 »

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

Cardiologist, Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 »

Is it necessary to take BP medicine lifelong?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 35 year old male. I have recently been undergoing a lot of stress in my life in spite of following a healthy lifestyle. Sometimes, I do not even sleep for eight days continuously. A few months back, I have been diagnosed with hypertension and my BP was 160/110 mmHg. My doctor pres...  Read Full »


Dr. Manish N Garg

Cardiologist, Cardiothoracic Surgeon

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Stress is the main reason for your hypertension and lack of sleep. This can be treated by taking BP (blood pressure) medicines. Start doing some regular exercises as it helps in reducing the stress and BP as well. There are no effects on your sexual desires with the BP me...  Read Full »

Can anxiety and B12 deficiency cause sudden chest pain?

Query: Currenlty I am having sudden muscle pain on left side of my chest above and left to nipple wihch makes me Anxious and fearful. No other symptoms are there I had checked up with Cariologist and found all test normal like ECG, ECHO 2D Cardiography, CT Coronary Angiography and now cardilogist is sugge...  Read Full »


Dr. Muhammad Zohaib Siddiq

Cardiologist, General Practitioner

Answer: Thanks for the query I have gone through all your reports and understood your concerns sir. Sir Vitamin B12 deficiency occurs in those who are strict vegetarian, otherwise this deficiency is rare. I would advise to take B12 supplements as well. B12 deficiency leads to megaloblastic anemia and neu...  Read Full »

Please suggest lifestyle modifications to control BP.

Query: Hi doctor, My mother is 58 years old. She has high BP problem since last six years. She is taking Amlong-A tablet daily from then and everything was fine. For the last two months, she has been diagnosed with high BP three to four times. We went through all blood and urine tests. Once a few pus cell...  Read Full »


Dr. Vivek Maroti Celerio Mandurke

Cardiologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Did you check her kidney for creatinine? Is it high? What is her weight? Yes, blood pressure treatment is not a one day job. For her age, I will target blood pressure around 140/90 mmHg. Occasionally, 150 mmHg of blood pressure is fine. Control of weight gai...  Read Full »

Why are my blood pressure readings consistently high?

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


Dr. Muhammad Zohaib Siddiq

Cardiologist, General Practitioner

Answer: Thanks for the query If this blood pressure is raised for the first time, I would advise to take short acting anti hypertensive for few days. Monitor blood pressure, if stable, then long acting medicine will be started. Take Tab Captopril 25mg three times a day Before starting have serum urea, c...  Read Full »

Why is my blood pressure high, and I am not able to sustain an erection?

Query: Hi doctor, My penis gets soft very quickly and I cannot sustain erection for a long time. Moreover, after one session, it is very difficult to cope up with the next session. Sometimes, when I use a condom it is very difficult for me to enjoy my sex. Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Ashok Kumar Choudhary

Andrologist, General Practitioner, Geriatrician, Psychiatrist, Psychologist Counsellor, Psychotherapist, Sexologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Before we can make any conclusions, I request you to provide the following details, so an impression can be made about the cause of the problem. How long you are facing this problem of erection? How the problem started, whether it was sudden in onset or build up slowly ov...  Read Full »

Though erection is achievable, I am unable to maintain it. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I have had ED for several years now. I am able to get an erection but I am unable to maintain it. I have been going to a men's clinic for seven months now and they have done the GAINSWave treatment and implanted a testosterone pellet last week. After all this, there has been no improv...  Read Full »


Dr. Ganesh Prasath

Urologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your lipid values and blood sugar values are absolutely normal (attachment removed to protect patient identity). I would like to say a few points here. Lisinopril HCTZ (Hydrochlorothiazide) is a combo of two drugs in which HCTZ has erectile dysfunction as one of its...  Read Full »

Can chronic kidney disease cause swelling in feet and tongue?

Query: Hello doctor, I have swelling on my feet and tongue as well. KFT report was normal only my creatinin was 1.6. It is a chronic problem. I have already used Lasilactone 50 mg and Torsemide 10 mg. But no relief. I use insulin Mixtard 40 units twice and Galvus Met 50/850 1 bd for my diabetes type 2. M...  Read Full »


Dr. Zubayeralam

Family Physician, General Medicine Physician, General Practitioner, Pulmonologist, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. According to your statement, you are suffering from chronic kidney disease. Now you have swelling on feet, ankles, and tongues. You have DM (diabetes mellitus) for 20 years. Do you suffer from an allergy? Or are you allergic to some foods, medications, irritants, et...  Read Full »

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