Anxiety is accompanied by fear, increased heart rate, sweating, and heavy breathing. It is normal to feel anxious once in a while. But, when the feeling of worry does not go away and gets worse with time, it requires to be treated.
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Query: Hi doctor, I am a 29 year old female. I have been experiencing chest discomfort like an achiness for the past couple of months. It comes and goes. I cannot tell if it gets worse with certain foods or after I eat. Sometimes I think it does, but then I tell myself that I might just be making that up. ... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Cardiac origin of chest pain is highly unlikely in a 29 year old female. Female has a cardioprotective hormone called estrogen, which usually delays the onset of coronary artery disease till 65 years. The pain you get is most likely because of high levels of your anxiety... Read Full »
Query: Hi doctor, I am a 28 year old male. My ECG shows ventricular ectopic heartbeat of 56 beats per minute. What should I do? Is it dangerous? Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. At the age of 28, ventricular ectopic beats are really dangerous. The most common cause of ventricular ectopic beats is myocardial ischemia. You have not mentioned your smoking history and your anxiety levels. High levels of anxiety can cause ectopic beats. A detailed hi... Read Full »
Query: Hello doctor, Last year, I joined a new organization, where the working hours are higher with both day and night shifts. Before joining the new organization, I had a stable blood pressure (less than 118/75 mmHg). About five months back, I felt feverish and visited a hospital for the same. That time,... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. A blood pressure of 145/85 mmHg comes under grade 1 (mild) systolic and prehypertensive diastolic blood pressure. Nifedipine use should be stopped as soon as possible. Nifedipine can cause hypotension and results in severe tachycardia. Basically, you do not need any medi... Read Full »
Query: Hello doctor, I am 25 years old. My blood pressure generally ranges between 125/60 mmHg and 133/65 mmHg. Sometimes if I am nervous, my BP goes up to 145/80 mmHg. When I am calm, the BP usually stays at 117/60 mmHg. Should I take BP medicine like Propranolol for hypertension? I have already made chan... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have noted all your details. Increased anxiety and overthinking stimulate the autonomous nervous system in the body which increases blood pressure momentarily even if lifestyle modification has been tried. I suggest you take low dose Benzodiazepines, Clonazepam 0.25 m... Read Full »
Query: Hi doctor, I am facing problem of high heart rate of around 100 beats per minute. I can also feel my beat even if I am at rest. My ECG, echo and TMT test are normal. My doctor prescribed Bisoprolol 2.5. Is that fine for me? Is there any serious problem? I am 26 years old. My BP is 130/80 mmHg. Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Heart rate from 60 to 100 beats per minute is normal. As you say your heart rate is around 100 beats per minutes it is not tachycardia, but it can best be termed as heart rate on higher side. Firstly, you have not mentioned your lifestyle, sleep cycle, smoking habits and... Read Full »