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 are the first aid measures for someone with low blood pressure?

Query: Hello Doc, Please advise us about what needs to be administered as a first aid to a 61 yr old male who is experiencing Low-blood pressure? His recent blood pressure is 90/44. Feeling dizzy, weak and nauseous. His systolic was improving but his diastolic is still low..He have maintenance medications ...  Read Full »


Dr. Peter Grutas

Internal Medicine Physician, General Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello! Thank you for reaching out There are many possible cause of low blood pressure and management depends on the cause of the blood pressure. Several medications can be used to treat low blood pressure however, the choice of the medication depends on the cause of the low blood pressure. I re...  Read Full »

Do I need to take both Olmezest and Amlong to maintain my blood pressure?

Query: Hi doctor, I was using Olmezest 20 AM for quite some time. When I was using this tablet, my BP is becoming low, like 90/60. I have started using this medicine on alternative days and monitored my BP regularly. My BP is under control. But recently, when we meet a cardiology doctor, he suggested that...  Read Full »


Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

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

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Yes, you may continue with Olmezest 20 mg alone in the morning, and keep on monitoring the blood pressure. If BP rises above 140 systolic, then you have to add tablet Amlong 2.5 mg in the evening. So at present, you may continue with Olmezest 20 mg alone. R...  Read Full »

My BP ranges from 120/80 to 130/90 mmHg. Does it indicate hypertension?

Query: Hi doctor, I am taking BP medicine for the last 1.5 years, with Nebi 2.5 daily in the morning. I always check my BP at home with a digital BP machine. It always measures within the limit i.e., between 110/70 - 120/80. But whenever I check manually, it always comes between 120/80 - 130/90. Becaus...  Read Full »


Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

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

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It is fine to have a variation of 10 to 20 mmHg between electrical and manual machines or even between any two devices, due to different standardizations. At present, you should act according to the BP readings of your machine only and take three readings at a time w...  Read Full »

Should I consider taking anti-hypertensive drugs for my BP readings?

Query: Hi doctor, I tried monitoring my blood pressure for the past two weeks. My average is around 130/90 (please see attached records of BP and lipid profile test). Can I be already considered as hypertensive? Should I need to take BP lowering maintenance at this point? Also, I am on statin maintenance...  Read Full »


Dr. Isaac Gana

Cardiologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understood your concern. Thank you very much for attaching your blood pressure readings (attachment removed to protect patient identity). It helps a lot to understand better what the problem might be. Your readings are all within normal but can be said to...  Read Full »

Will chronic headache cause fluctuations in blood pressure?

Query: Hello doctor, My mother is 50 years old. She has been hypertensive for the past 10 years and has been under medication since then. But three months back her blood pressure started fluctuating so the doctor changed her old medications. We got all her tests including echocardiogram, Holter, ECG, trop...  Read Full »


Dr. Anshul Varshney

Criticalcare Physician, Diabetologist, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Medical Gastroenterologist, Nephrologist, Pulmonologist, Rheumatologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen all the reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Such kind of headache is known as chronic tension type headache. It is not that a person has some tension, so she has a headache. A person can develop it without that also. The medicines sh...  Read Full »

Can elevated BP cause slight variation on ECG?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 39-year-old male. My height is 175 cm and weight 96 kg. I do not smoke or I do not consume tobacco or alcohol. I recently got my preventive health check-up done. My all blood tests are within normal range prescribed, including all cholesterol levels. I do not have any part...  Read Full »


Dr. Muhammad Zohaib Siddiq

Cardiologist, General Practitioner

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Only a concerning finding is on ECG. What to do in that case? If first ECG (electrocardiography) done shows some abnormalities, but there is very low suspicion of disease on patient's history and examination, repeat ECGs should be done every half an hour for few hou...  Read Full »

Please guide on lifestyle changes and diet regulations to maintain healthy heart function.

Query: Hello doctor, I am 37 years old. I have a problem with hypertension. All my reports regarding heart are being uploaded here. Please advise me on what should be my lifestyle changes for the betterment of the function and health of my heart. I am currently on Inderal 20.  Read Full »


Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

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

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your reports show minor derangements (attachment removed to protect patient identity), like BP (blood pressure), is slightly elevated, and lipid profile is mildy deranged. Echo shows minor changes of hypertension, and ECG shows sinus tachycardia only. So you need ...  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 »

Can pulse pressure and heart pressure increase with age?

Query: Hello doctor, I am writing on behalf of my grandmother who is suffering from various heart related symptoms that have become increasingly concerning and I am thus seeking for a second opinion. She is a 73-year-old woman with rheumatoid arthritis and is currently being treated. She is also on Ada...  Read Full »


Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

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

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Firstly, nothing to worry about pulse pressure and it may widen with age. Also for diastolic BP, readings anything less than 90 mmHg is fine, be it any low. Now most important is systolic pressure. Ideally it should be around 110 to 140 mmHg. Occasional elevated rea...  Read Full »

What should I do further to keep my BP under control?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 44-year-old male. I am a non-smoker, occasional drinker (two to three days per week). I take Olmesartan once daily, Apple cider vinegar, lemon juice, and honey once daily. I am trying to understand my high BP more. Is it just my physiology or is it something else? Every time ...  Read Full »


Dr. Isaac Gana

Cardiologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your frustration. Do not be worried you will be fine. The reason why your blood pressure is still slightly high is a direct consequence of been obese. The ideal weight for you is within the range of 75 to 82 kg that is why your blood pressure keeps ge...  Read Full »

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