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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Is BP of 111/63 mmHg normal?

Query: Hi doctor, I am feeling very dizzy lately, and I have lost a lot of weight without dieting. I am suffering from headaches a lot. This morning, I was shaking so much, which lasted for about two hours. I checked my blood pressure, and it was 111/63 mmHg. Is this normal?  Read Full »


Dr. Sumit Srivastava

General Medicine Physician, General Practitioner, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thanks for your query. Blood pressure of 111/63 mmHg is lower than the normal limit. Low blood pressure can occur in internal blood loss sometimes. There could be lots of reason for getting dizzy and weight loss. You need to be examined and investigated with relevant...  Read Full »

Is the blood pressure reading of 140/80 mmHg normal or high?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 35-year-old female. I checked my blood pressure today and it was 140/80 mmHg. I was told it was high. Is this normal or high. I am really worried. Please help.  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 borderline. It is not worrisome. When blood pressure is elevated above 140/90 mmHg. Then it is considered elevated. Such once in a while, elevated blood pressure readings are well accepted. You should monitor your blood pressure three times a day for a week wit...  Read Full »

I have kidney related problem with diabetes, high BP, and pedal edema. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor, I have kidney related problem associated with diabetes, hypertension, and pedal edema.  Read Full »


Dr. Tarek Algamal

Nephrologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Blood pressure need to be controlled more than this level to avoid deterioration of kidney functions. Need to share more details about history and level of creatinine. Measures that possibly slow the kidney damage are as follows: 1. Control of blood pressure and dia...  Read Full »

Why is my postprandial blood sugar 209?

Query: Dear Doctor, My blood sugar report says that I have readings of Fasting Blood Sugar: 145 and Postprandial Blood Sugar: 209. I am on insulin. Please advise me as early as possible.  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. You don't need to panic. This is not something serious. For a good effective treatment, I need to know what medicines you are taking along with insulin. Also, there are 100 kinds of insulin, which one are you currently taking and in what dose. It might be just cured with ...  Read Full »

Can I take Concor 2.5 mg to control the rise of BP during anxiety?

Query: Hi doctor, I am suffering from high blood pressure for the last three years. During discomfort, the reading comes around 140-148/90-98 mmHg. In normal times, it is 120/80 mmHg. Presently, I have been taking Cilacar 10 in the morning after breakfast and Ecosprin AV 75 at night as suggested by my doct...  Read Full »


Dr. Anoop Mathew

Cardiologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You have hypertension (high blood pressure), which is out of control occasionally during episodes of anxiety. The baseline BP control is fine. I would suggest adding a new medicine, tablet Concor 2.5 mg (Bisoprolol) once daily at 8 AM. Consult your specialist doctor, d...  Read Full »

Can high triglycerides cause dizziness?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 31 year old male, and my query is related to high BP, light-headedness, and high lipids. Let me first share a background and then I will come to the problem. I am over 6 feet tall, and my weight presently is about 113 kg. I smoke cigarettes regularly, around 6 to 7 every day, fo...  Read Full »


Dr. Sadaf Mustafa

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. First of all, thank you for the beautiful history. I am sorry, but I disagree with your doctor here, you may not need any BP (blood pressure) medication at all. I know you may be surprised, but according to JNC 8 guidelines, we need to have at least two higher BP readi...  Read Full »

Which is the best medicine to control high blood pressure?

Query: Hi doctor, My blood pressure is 160/100 mmHg. There is no improvement even after I take Lisinopril 20 mg? Please suggest me some advice.  Read Full »


Dr. Anshul Varshney

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

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. If your blood pressure is not under control after taking Lisinopril, then I would suggest another antihypertensive pill called Amlodipine. Consult your doctor, discuss with him or her and then take the medicine with consent. I also suggest kidney function tests, ...  Read Full »

Can Cilnidipine be used instead of Amlodipine to control BP?

Query: Hello doctor, Currently, I am on Telvas AM and BP is well controlled. My question is: 1. I want to shift to Cilnidipine instead of Amlodipine. Heard from many patients and clinical trials that Cilnidipine is useful in sympathetic nervous system hyperactivity as it is dual type CCB. I have that. W...  Read Full »


Dr. Ilir Sharka

Cardiologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Regarding your concern, I would explain that Cilnidipine is a good alternative for treating hypertension, especially in patients with uncontrolled hypertension or after a stroke. It may be more effective that Amlodipine and with fewer adverse effects (less edema). Yo...  Read Full »

What symptoms occur when WBC is 3.7?

Query: Hi doctor, I had a blood test a few weeks ago.¬†Everything came back within normal range except my white blood cell count. It was slightly low (3.7) and the normal range at my laboratory is 3.8 to 10.8. The test was done because I had mild hypertension and was put on Amlodipine. I have since gone of...  Read Full »


Dr. Prakash H Muddegowda

Geriatrician, Hematologist, Pathologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Based on your query and attached reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity), my opinion is as follows: WBC (white blood cell) count varies with time of collection, method of collection and methods of counting. If there is large variation like less than 1500,...  Read Full »

Why is there a fluctuation of BP after delivery?

Query: Hello doctor, My sister gave birth around 10 days ago. She is 26 and it was her first pregnancy. She was discharged from the hospital within a few days and everything seemed normal. Last Friday night, a little less than a week after the birth, she went to the ER and was admitted back into the hospi...  Read Full »


Dr. Suchada Chaiwechakarn

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. She has developed postpartum preeclampsia. It is rare but possible that the patients could develop hypertensive crisis from preeclampsia. If that happened the patient will need to be closely monitored in ICU and due to the medications used to control BPs might drop h...  Read Full »

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