Blood Pressure

The pressure exerted by the flowing blood on the walls of the blood vessels is called blood pressure. The normal blood pressure is 120/80 mmHg. A fall or rise in this blood pressure is a risk factor for developing certain health conditions.

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Why did my sugar level increase on taking Arjunarishta?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 37 year old male. I am suffering from diabetes. My recent was high at 105/95 mmHg with a pulse rate of 105. So, I started taking Arjunarishta. But, my sugar increased to 150. What to do?  Read Full »


Dr. Alka

Ayurveda Specialist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. First of all, let me tell you that normal blood pressure is 120/80 mmHg. As you have mentioned your BP is 105/95 mmHg, the systolic BP is fine (105), while diastolic is high (95). Your pulse 105 is high, but is it regular or occasional? Arjunarishta is an ayurvedic me...  Read Full »

What are the causes of sinus tachycardia?

Query: Hi doctor, I have an EKG report from yesterday. I was in the emergency room with vomiting, high blood pressure, chest pain, and tachycardia. I have tachycardia for almost four years, but it always comes back to normal, and recently I have started seeing a cardiologist. Can you please review it and ...  Read Full »


Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Cardiologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome back to icliniq.com. Your EKG (electrocardiography) report (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity) shows sinus tachycardia only (which is a reflex form of tachycardia and not a primary cardiac abnormality) and no other abnormalities. So EKG-wise, there is nothing ...  Read Full »

Is it acceptable to get a COVID vaccination while taking Montek LC and mild elevation in BP?

Query: Hi doctor, I measured my BP, and it is around 130/90 in different readings. I am a bit anxious these days, so not sure if the raise is because of that. I am due for my COVID vaccination tomorrow. Also, I have allergic rhinitis for the last four years and taking Montek LC as and when there are aller...  Read Full »


Dr. Bn Bhagat

Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your mild elevated BP (blood pressure) of 130/90 might be because of anxiety, as you mention. This range of BP is not contraindicated for COVID vaccination. Is your allergic rhinitis controlled with Montek LC (Montelukast with Levocetirizine)? Do you have any sympto...  Read Full »

Is my abnormal EKG indicative of a heart attack?

Query: Hi doctor, I had two separate EKGs. The first showed a normal sinus rhythm, septal infarct, age undetermined, and abnormal ECG with a QRS duration of 76 ms. The second EKG showed normal sinus rhythm, possible anterior infarct, age undetermined, abnormal ECG with QRS duration of 74 ms. Did I have a ...  Read Full »


Dr. Muhammad Zohaib Siddiq

Cardiologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. There are no Q waves in any ECG (electrocardiogram). There is no sign of a past heart attack. The second ECG fulfills one of the criteria of left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH). Please tell if you had hypertension, diabetes, or any other heart issue, thyroid issue, or ha...  Read Full »

Why is my blood pressure so high?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 23 years old with a weight of 73 kilograms. I am worried about my blood pressure ranging from 140/70 mmHg to 160/80 mmHg. What to do?   Read Full »


Dr. Muhammad Zohaib Siddiq

Cardiologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Follow these measures to control your blood pressure. Avoid smoking and other addictions. Reduce your salt intake in your diet. Reduce taking fatty foods, junk foods, and saturated fats. Avoid having stress and anxiety. Do regular moderate-intensity exercise. Do bri...  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

Cardiologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 am I having constant nervousness with a dry nose and breathing difficulty?

Query: Hi doctor, I am suffering from constant nervousness. It is neither due to stress nor from panic or anxiety. I do get it once in every four years. Along with the nervousness, I get a dry nose, frequent burning of stomach and gas after having food. I think it makes my breathing uneasy. I cannot keep s...  Read Full »


Dr. Hitesh Kumar

Neurologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com I would like to know the feeling you are experiencing. What happens in that nervousness? What kind of thoughts intrude inside you that time? Do you feel nervous throughout of the days? What does exactly happen at every 4 year interval? The symptom of dry nose and breathing...  Read Full »

What is the reason for having dizziness with increased blood pressure?

Query: Hi doctor, I experienced dizziness as from this morning. Later in the noon, I felt as if my head is spinning and could not focus properly. I felt that my hands became numb and fingertips turning blue. I went to a pharmacy sweating on my forehead. They took my blood pressure and it was 142/103 mmHg. ...  Read Full »


Dr. Salah Saad Shoman

Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The symptoms you are experiencing are side effects of your medications. Hypertension is a common side effect of Venlor (Venlafaxine), while dizziness, feeling sleepy, unable to focus, nausea and excessive sweating are all the common side effects of Valdoxan (Agomelatine)...  Read Full »

Can Metformin cause nerve damage?

Query: Hi doctor, I had a high BP (blood pressure) of 168/112 mm Hg three months back and a glucose level of 118 mg/dL. A few weeks prior, I had started focusing on diet, weight loss, and exercise. At the time of appointment with the doctor, I was 424 lbs. At the first visit, I began taking Valsartan to l...  Read Full »


Dr. Rahul Kackar

Endocrinologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I feel the occurrence of the neural symptoms has a correlation with Metformin (Glucophage). Normally, vitamin B12 deficiency takes time to develop. I suggest: 1. Continue your BP (blood pressure) medicines, titrate the dosage as a good lifestyle can bring the BP down. ...  Read Full »

Kindly suggest ways to lower blood pressure at home.

Query: Hi doctor, My dad is 61 years old. He is having hypertension and I would like to know the best ways to reduce blood pressure at home. Hypertension runs in our family and he has pain in his nape area. He has a blood pressure of 150/100 mmHg. He had the same issue last month and his blood pressure wa...  Read Full »


Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Cardiologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Blood pressure should be less than 140/90 mmHg and Losartan can be taken as one tablet a day instead of half. Avoid giving excessive salt and give him plenty of fruits if he is not diabetic and plenty of green leafy vegetables. He needs to do regular exercise like brisk...  Read Full »

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