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 does my ECG show low-amplitude waves that suddenly become crisp waves?
Query: Hello doctor, I use an ECG device to keep an eye on my heart. I'm under treatment for High blood pressure and mitral valve prolapse and have incomplete LBBB. I notice that sometimes when I take my recording, I have these very low amplitude waves, which suddenly snap back into nice crisp waveforms.... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. It might be due to device takes some time to get stable conduction . otherwise looks good.,font worry. You can get a normal 12 lead ecg to confirm once in a while. Read Full »
My husband is 35 years old. He is under medication for high BP and cholesterol. Kindly help with the diet.
Query: Hi Doctor, My husband is 35 years old. He is on medication for high BP and cholesterol. BP being 145/100, HDL-46, LDL-117.6, TGL-212, VLDL-42.4. Kindly help with the diet plan. Thank you. Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Diet plan for your husband is as follows: Do not use table salt, i.e, avoid using salt for him over and above what you use in cooking vegetables and other dishes. Avoid pickles/white bread/soups/noodles/any kind of food requiring excessive preservation/lentil cakes... Read Full »
Should I consult a doctor for any changes in my blood pressure?
Query: Hi doctor, My age is 26 and I have an issue with my blood pressure. It keeps on variating. Sometimes, it is high (150/90, 140/85, 130/90) and sometimes, normal (120/80, 110/60). I want to ask that do I have to consult a doctor and have some test? If yes, can you recommend those tests? Or do you thi... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You need to test your blood pressure on a daily basis. The first thing in the morning and night time before you go to bed. You have to be resting for at least five minutes, and no food or drink for 30 minutes. Take the readings for one week. If it is, at the majority of t... Read Full »
Is lightheadedness related to neuro, heart or sinus issue?
Query: Hello doctor, I have recently felt lightheadedness for about a week. I went to the ER and they could not find anything wrong. They did all neuro testing and I passed. Blood work and urine are perfect. Blood sugar and blood pressure were perfect. Ekg came back perfect, no stomach issues. I do not fee... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to iclliniq.com. Probably you have an issue with your ear that may cause a block in the eustachian tube due to allergy or infection leading to vertigo. Other possibilities like acute labyrinthitis or vestibular neuronitis may cause your symptoms. Avoid smoking and caffeine drinks, ... Read Full »
I feel tired in the evenings. Do I need any supplements?
Query: Hi doctor, I feel very tired in the evenings. So, I got a medical checkup done, and I need to understand if everything is fine. Do I need to take any supplements? If yes, kindly tell me the names of the medicines. I am attaching my reports, and I am currently taking tablet Losar H and Stamlo for hy... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your history, general condition, and your investigation reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). I will need few additional information like, since when do you have your symptoms? When did you start taking the hypertension medicines? 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 »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 lead... Read Full »
What foods benefit my wife with a steady BP and high creatinine?
Query: Hello doctor, My wife's creatinine is 2.7 mg/dL. Now BP is brought to normal. What food should I give and what to do? Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. First, you should get regular follow-ups with her doctor (nephrologist, cardiologist or even internal medicine specialist). Foods to avoid are salt, dark-colored colas, canned foods, orange, and orange juice, red rice, etc. Foods to eat are water the best you can... Read Full »
What can be done to stabilize BP in a diabetic?
Query: Hello doctor, My mother is 76 years old. She is diabetic and has high BP. She takes Co-Diovan 160/12.5 in the morning, Bisoprolol 10 mg on lunch and Lekarnidipine 10 mg in the evening but the BP yet is not stabilized. What should be done? Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. What is your mother's BP on these medicines? Your mother is taking multiple medicines to control BP, still, BP is not under control, the cause may be due to secondary hypertension. The most common cause is kidney disease. Is there any history of heart disease or stroke?... Read Full »
Is there an alternative to diuretics for lowering my BP?
Query: Hi doctor, A 50-year-old type 2 diabetic male with HBP and dry eye disease and diabetic retinopathy. Medicines: 100 units of slow Insulin, Valsartan 320 mg, Amlodipine 10 mg, Escitalopram 10 mg, Xiidra eye drops. After years of high HbA1c of around 10.5 % last year has averaged around 6.5 %. BP runs... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Reduce salt intake. Avoid alcohol and caffeine and nicotine in any form. Take plenty of fruits and vegetables. Reduce weight, do daily exercise. Take sleep of good quantity and quality, at least six hours uninterrupted sleep at night and 1 to 2 hours at day time. If you... Read Full »
What are the symptoms of subclavian steal syndrome (SSS)?
Query: Hi doctor, I have pain, which is like pressure or something I cannot explain, but it really hurts.It happens in my whole left chest and my upper left-back.I experienced it yesterday. This feeling frequently happens after I have done some tiring physical activities or when I am stressed. My left arm... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thanks for the query. These symptoms are probably due to anxiety, but another cause is subclavian steal syndrome (SSS). In SSS, blood is diverted from brain to arm during exertion leading to arm pain, dizziness, vertigo, visual impairment, etc. SSS occurs due to blocka... Read Full »