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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What is the management for high blood pressure in my husband, who has a tumor in his left kidney?

Query: Hi doctor, My husband has a tumor in his left kidney. He does not have blood in urine, but he has high blood pressure for a while. His BP is as high as 140 to 160/90 to 105 mmHg. The reports I have attached are roughly three months old. Is operation a necessity? If so, then what needs to be done? I ...  Read Full »

Dr. Shahil Khant

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have seen the reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). It clearly shows 44 mm size tumor arising from the mid pole of the left kidney. The tumor looks like a malignant tumor. He definitely requires an operation called partial nephrectomy if possib...  Read Full »

Can an ECG detect my abnormal heart rhythm?

Query: Hello doctor, I am diabetic and hypertensive for the past 15 years. I took an ECG before six years. My BP was 140/90 mmHg, and I was prescribed tablet Telma 40 mg. After taking it, my BP came back to normal, and it was around 110/70 mmHg. I stopped the medications for three years, and my BP was s...  Read Full »

Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Do you have any symptoms like chest pain, heaviness, or breathlessness on exertion? Do you have any previous ECG (electrocardiogram) for comparison? In medical terms, your illness is called sinus rhythm. Your ECG report states left axis deviation, Left atrial...  Read Full »

I have high blood pressure even though I am taking medication. How can I improve?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 53-year-old male with a height of 161 cm and a weight of 82 kgs. I have been experiencing high blood pressure, and I am currently on Tablet Telmi H 40 mg. I would like to get proper treatment for the cause. I am allergic to tablet Penicillin and Sulfa medications. Thank you.  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Zohaib Siddiq

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. To control your blood pressure, please do the following: Avoid smoking and other addictions. Reduce salt intake. Improve your diet and avoid junk foods. Avoid stress and anxiety. Drink plenty of water. Do reg...  Read Full »

Would you please suggest if a person with hypertension can donate blood?

Query: Hello doctor, Can a person suffering from high blood pressure donate blood?  Read Full »

Dr. Yashas Saipangallu

Answer: Hi, Welcome to respect your concern on blood donation. Definitely yes. A person who is suffering from hypertension (high blood pressure) can donate blood; provided his blood pressure is normal at the time of blood donation and he must not be suffering from other associated unt...  Read Full »

Kindly review my report and give your opinion on my chest pain.

Query: Hello doctor,I got mild pain in the chest. I consulted a doctor, and he did ECG, ECHO, TMT, and blood tests. The results turned out to be expected. But in ECG, some mild variation was seen due to BP. I am taking a BP tablet. I also have cholesterol. The doctor said that the reason for my pain was an...  Read Full »

Dr. Shalini M

Answer: Hello,Welcome to your blood pressure (BP) medications and lipid-lowering medications regularly. Your tests reports are normal (attachments removed to protect the patient’s identity). Kindly get a BP apparatus and check the BP every week. And recheck your cholesterol levels after t...  Read Full »

What is the best time to take tablet Amlong with tablet Telma?

Query: Hello doctor, My 81-year-old father has been diabetic for the past 30 years. He had bypass surgery and a history of stroke. I am attaching the ECG and ECHO report, which was done as part of a routine test. His blood pressure has been a little high, around 150/70 to 160/70 mmHg for the past few da...  Read Full »

Dr. Nagaraj Patil

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Considering his cardiac history and stroke in the past, your doctor has tried to lower his BP (blood pressure). However, I suggest checking your BP three times a day for two days at home to conclude your BP. Sometimes anxiety at the doctors' place can increase BP. S...  Read Full »

Is there any hypertensive medication that does not cause respiratory difficulty?

Query: Hello doctor,I have hypertension, and in my childhood, I suffered from asthma. I have been prescribed ARB (angiotensin receptor blockers) to treat my hypertension; however, I have experienced side effects that lead to discontinuing the medication. Losartan 100 mg caused nervousness. Candesartan 8...  Read Full »

Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Do not worry about it, as there are multiple options available. The side effects are class effect and all drugs from this class will have these effects and will not suit you. You need to change to other class of medicine. I suggest tablet Amlodipine 5 mg, once a d...  Read Full »

What causes dizziness when you stand up from sitting?

Query: Hello doctor, This question is regarding my mother, who is 57 years old. She is getting episodes of dizziness from the last one and a half or two years. Most of the time, they are mild, and they occur for few seconds when she gets up or sits down. Sometimes, they stay long and are associated with n...  Read Full »

Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to No, it is not something to worry about. Her symptoms and response to Vertin (Betahistine), although incomplete, suggests that these are originating from the internal ear, which is the most common cause of dizziness in old age. This occurs due to age-related changes lea...  Read Full »

Is tingling sensation in my hands because of a hot shower or energy wasted during an argument?

Query: Hello doctor,I am a 34-year-old male. I had a hot shower for a long time. When I came out of the shower, I had a hard argument with my wife. After all these incidents, I started to have a tingling sensation in my arms and fingers without numbness. Is this because of a hot shower for long hours or be...  Read Full »

Dr. Aida Quka

Answer: Hello Welcome to I understand your concern, and I would explain that your symptoms are not suggestive of any neurological disorders. The blood pressure fluctuations and anxiety (panic attacks) may mimic this clinical situation. Anyway, there is nothing to worry about. I recommend ...  Read Full »

Is it normal to get an episode of vertigo when the cholesterol and blood pressure levels are high?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 26 year old male, and I work as an engineer for a consultancy firm. A few weeks back, I noticed that my blood pressure is slightly on the higher side. I checked my BP every day at night for about 2 to 3 weeks and found that 90 % of the time, it is in the range of 135 to 150/80 t...  Read Full »

Dr. Amiya Kumar Chattopadhyay

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have seen your reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). You BP (blood pressure) is on the higher side as per current international guideline. It may be due to persistent anxiety. Cardiac pain is mostly seen as central chest pain and increases on exer...  Read Full »

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