Betablocker

Beta blockers are a group of medicines that work by decreasing the heart activity by blocking the action of hormones like adrenaline and noradrenaline. It is mainly used in the treatment of high blood pressure, heart arrhythmias, heart failure, angina, heart attacks, migraines, etc. Examples of beta blockers include Atenolol, Bisoprolol, Propranolol, Metoprolol, and Nadolol.

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Do beta-blockers help in treating tremors?

Query: Hi doctor,I am 28 years old. I am suffering from the tremor. Initially, the tremor was not so severe and now, it is severe with shaking hands and head. I came to know that beta blockers are helpful in curing it. Is that true? Can you please suggest if there is any medication for it.  Read Full »


Dr. Ashok Kumar Choudhary

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

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and understand your concerns. First of all, I would like to inform you that it is not possible to tell whether beta blockers are effective as the presence of tremor can occur due to various medical conditions such as hyperthyroidism, alcohol abuse, anxi...  Read Full »

Can antihypertensive drugs cause erectile dysfunction?

Query: Hi doctor, I have high blood pressure, and I have been prescribed with a medication I often forget to take. I have never had a problem with erections. The other night I had a good one when cuddling with my girlfriend, but it went away when things started to get sexual. We both tried to get it back ...  Read Full »


Dr. Samer S J Altawil

Urologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thanks for consulting. Erectile dysfunction has many causes like psychological which happen suddenly and usually in the short term, like few days. With this type, there will be good sexual desire and morning erections. Organic is caused by low testosterone level with t...  Read Full »

Can Capoten therapy be given to a patient who is already taking a diuretic?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a question about a scenario regarding blood pressure medicine and wanted to ask an expert. If say, an older person over the age of 80, who has hypertension but is on a medicine that is a combination of a beta-blocker and diuretic that is keeping it controlled, then one day the rea...  Read Full »


Dr. Muhammad Zohaib Siddiq

Cardiologist, General Practitioner

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thanks for the query. If the patient's blood pressure is controlled on her medicines, and one day it rises suddenly, then look for the cause such as: Sleeplessness. Anxiety or stress or anger. Fear. Fever or headache. Fight or quarrel. Family dispute. Treatment ...  Read Full »

I have tachycardia at night time which disturbs my sleep. What to do?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 55 year old postmenopausal woman, who is 223 pounds and 5 foot 8 inches height. I have no known heart conditions except for many PVCs and PACs. I was recently diagnosed and picked up on a 48-hour Holter with atrial flutter. My doctor did not say that I had aFib. Doctor wants me ...  Read Full »


Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

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

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Episodic tachycardia in the setting of PAC and PVC (premature atrial and ventricular contractions) is suggestive of arrhythmia, may be atrial fibrillation or flutter. We should try to find the cause for it. Do you smoke or have alcohol or any other stimulant drugs...  Read Full »

Will BP medication cause breathing problems?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 62-year-old male. I have high BP and essential tremor. I was on Betacap 40 and Losartan 50, but have stopped since I was not comfortable and developed breathing problems. Now I am on Telma 80 and Tenormin 50. This takes care of my essential tremor as well. I am concerned that I...  Read Full »


Dr. Sandeep V Nair

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Medical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Beta-blockers treat essential tremor like Propranolol (Betacap), and Tenormin (Atenolol) is another such beta-blocker. Breathlessness is a known side effect of beta-blockers. Atenolol (Tenormin), however, is a cardioselective B1 blocker. Hence it is also used as a drug...  Read Full »

Kindly suggest a treatment for my brother's heart problem.

Query: Hello doctor,For a few months, my brother is suffering from cough with asthma. When we consulted our doctor, he asked us to get a few tests like echo and CT scan. From the test reports, he was detected with some heart problem. Some doctors said that as thrombus and some said as mass. I have attached...  Read Full »


Dr. Rishu

Cardiologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It is a rhabdomyoma of heart. Rhabdomyoma is a benign tumor and in your brother case, it is present in the heart. As it is in the left atrium of heart, it is causing the size of cavity of the heart to increase. Cough and breathing problem you are facing are because o...  Read Full »

What is the meaning of ballerina foot?

Query: Hi doctor, I have been told that I have ballerina foot. Is this dangerous? Does it mean I have a heart disease? Or is it a common finding?  Read Full »


Dr. Vivek Pillai

Cardiologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. It means that you have a condition known as mitral valve prolapse. Mitral valve prolapse predisposes to mitral regurgitation that is valvular leak. So, you have to be monitored annually to see the degree of valve leak. For further information consult a cardiologist onlin...  Read Full »

What is Ecosprin AV 75 used for?

Query: Hi doctor, Sometimes, my father used to get chest pain. Angiography showed that he has a LAD bridging and vessels are normal and clear. His echo is normal. His BP, blood sugar and cholesterol are normal. After the chest pain, he was given the following medicines for one year. They are Stator, Is...  Read Full »


Dr. Rishu

Cardiologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have noted all details of your father. A myocardial bridge means that a group of muscle fibers are present on the top of coronary artery instead of on the bottom. In almost 40% cases, it is asymptomatic. However, in some patient the bunch of muscles pushes the coronary ...  Read Full »

Can I take Amlodipine to control my BP?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 39 years old and my weight is 70. My blood pressure is 130/80 mmHg. I am on Seloken XL 50 once daily. Can I use non-selective beta blocker instead of beta blockers? Please advise if Amlodipine is good.  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 question is a hypothetical one. The reason being every drug is good and bad and has its own pros and cons. Metoprolol is a wonderful drug to slow down the heart rate without side effects on other organs. Metoprolol is a cardioselective beta blocke. Having said that...  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 »

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