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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Should I consult a doctor for my high BP?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 34 year old. I have high BP condition. I am using Nebivolol 2.5 mg twice daily. Usually, my BP shows normal values less than 120/80, but sometimes, I get BP over 150/100. Today morning when I checked, it was 160/110. I am very scared. After an hour it reduced to 140/90. Should ...  Read Full »


Dr. Muhammad Zohaib Siddiq

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The BP (blood pressure) may fluctuate with conditions such as during stress, and during an illness, the BP may be raised. If it occurs occasionally, there is no need for any other medicine. I advise you to manage your BP without medicines as much as possible ...  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. Basuki Nath Bhagat

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 »

Why is my husband's sugar level consistently high despite taking medicines?

Query: Hi doctor, My husband has diabetes for the last 10 years. He is currently on Amaryl M1. He is living a sedentary lifestyle. For the past few months, the sugar level is always high despite the medication. The fasting blood sugar value was around 169, a week back. His other tests like triglycerides...  Read Full »


Dr. Ashaq Hussain Parrey

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through your post and investigations (attachment removed to protect patient identity). I would suggest a stepwise approach. As the blood glucose level is not controlled on Amaryl M 1, increase the dose to Amaryl M 2 (Glimepiride and Metformin), one tablet in the m...  Read Full »

How long will it take to cure my mother, who is suffering from Hepatitis C?

Query: Hi doctor, My mother is 59 years old, with type 2 diabetes for the past 15 years. She is taking medications for diabetes, blood pressure and multivitamin Centrum Her diabetes and BP are under control. Before four months, she had severe vomiting, fever and body pain. We approached a hospital and did ...  Read Full »


Dr. Ashaq Hussain Parrey

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through your post and investigations (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Your mother is having hepatitis C, which if untreated can lead to liver failure and the treatment success rate is 95 to 99 %. The status of liver disease can be assessed by two m...  Read Full »

How to treat my mother's swollen feet?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a question about my mom's peripheral blood smear test. She is 62 years old and is diabetic. The report says she has normocytic normochromic anemia with neutrophilic leukocytosis. Her neutrophils are 85 %, lymphocytes are 14 %, eosinophils are 1 %, and neutrophils show coarse toxic ...  Read Full »


Dr. Arvind Guru

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen her reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). In your mom's case, considering that she is a diabetic patient with swelling in both her feet (also known as edema), a few things come to my mind. She could be having some skin infection in the...  Read Full »

I have stage 4 liver cirrhosis and my BP is 99/68 mmHg. Is this normal?

Query: Hello doctor,Is a BP of 99/68 good in case of stage-4 cirrhosis and liver failure? I am currently on Dopamine, Potassium chloride and Albumin human 25.  Read Full »


Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You have mentioned that you are on Dopamine, which is a medicine to increase the BP (blood pressure). So, if we decrease the dosage of Dopamine, the BP may fall. Also, whether the BP is good or not depends on the functioning of other organs like whether there is urine ...  Read Full »

Can long-term usage of Amphetamine cause serious health effects?

Query: Hi doctor, I have been using Amphetamine for 25 years orally, which started as an energy boost as I have a hyperactive child. Could this be a health risk if I have never abused quantity (meaning my intake has never increased)? I am well aware of increased heart risks having had high BP. I had high ...  Read Full »


Dr. Awadhesh P. Singh Solanki

Answer: Hi, Welcome to iclinq.com. Thank you so much for your query. Hepatitis C might be a contributing factor behind low energy. However, your Amphetamine dose is also not sufficient. Therefore, I would request you to visit your psychiatrist to increase the dosage and visit a gastroenterologist to see the...  Read Full »

I am experiencing weakness and fluctuating blood pressure after the second delivery. What could be the reason?

Query: Hello doctor,I am a 30-year-old married woman with two kids. From the time of my last delivery (which was a pre-term delivery), I slowly became weak. I am experiencing so much pain. I frequently forget things for a few seconds. Also I have hypertension and I am taking tablet Telma (Telmisartan and A...  Read Full »


Dr. Ruhi Satija

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. I feel you are showing signs of burnout. You are stressed beyond a level that you cannot tolerate. The forgetfulness, sleep disturbances, and blood pressure issues are all signs that you are under stress. Also, I would like to evaluate you...  Read Full »

I am experiencing erectile dysfunction. Kindly help.

Query: Hi doctor, I have noticed that I have had issues with ED. A few years back, I experienced severe food poisoning. Since then, I periodically have had trouble with bowel movements. Therefore, I occasionally use an enema or douche bulb. I have no health concerns outside of this issue. I am taking Lisin...  Read Full »


Dr. Basuki Nath Bhagat

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read your query, and I am sorry for the issues you are facing. I will try to guide you in your query. Erectile dysfunction (ED) is defined as the inability to attain and or maintain penile erection sufficient for satisfactory sexual performance. The DSM-V (di...  Read Full »

I suffer from hypertension, and my blood pressure increases when I am stressed. What should I do?

Query: Hello doctor,I am seeking an opinion regarding my blood pressure. I have made a log for ten days with my home device. I am taking antidepressants tablets Buspar and Wellbutrin.  Read Full »


Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar

Answer: Hello,Welcome to icliniq.com.I can understand your concern. I have gone through the blood pressure and pulse rate chart (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity). Your blood pressure is above 140 mm Hg on only two occasions. May I know if you have any symptoms like headaches, giddiness,...  Read Full »

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