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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I have high BP while sitting. Is this a cause of concern?

Query: Hi doctor,I am 35 years old male having weight around 82 kg. Last year I was diagnosed with hypertension as my reading in the clinic was 170/120 and when the doctor asked me to monitor my BP and wrote some blood test. I monitored at home for 15 days then it was around 145/100 and report for all the ...  Read Full »

Dr. Sanchi Gupta

Answer: Hello, Welcome to The medication you are taking is right, but I would like to know that whether you are skipping your medicine in between? And along with medication, stop over the counter salt. For more information consult a family physician online.  Read Full »

Despite being physically active and following a healthy lifestyle, I was diagnosed with hypertension recently. What could be the reason?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 39-year-old male who follows a healthy diet, jogs daily, and never smokes. Lately, the doctor told me I have hypertension during my routine check-up. My first reading was 150/90 mmHg, and after four days, it was 160/100 mmHg. My doctor suggested me to undergo a few blood tests. I ...  Read Full »

Dr. Mahmoud Ahmed Abdelrahman Abouibrahim

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I went through your query and understood your concern. According to the history provided by you, you have essential hypertension, which is a common chronic disease with no clear cause. But some risk factors include smoking, family history, and a stressful lifestyle. I...  Read Full »

I have been suffering from uncontrolled high blood pressure since many years. Kindly help

Query: Hi, I am 46 years old. I have had untreated high blood pressure for years. As a result, I am now having breathlessness, chest pressure and pain, lightheadedness, fatigue, pain in the ears, jaw, arms, chest to back, pounding in my chest, ears, and head, and daily headaches. The same incident has been...  Read Full »

Dr. Mahmoud Ahmed Abdelrahman Abouibrahim

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I read your query and can understand your concern. Your symptoms are most likely due to uncontrolled blood pressure, which causes headaches, chest pain, difficulty breathing, and fatigue. Uncontrolled hypertension could lead to severe cardiovascular, cerebrovascular, ...  Read Full »

What does nonsustained ventricular tachycardia with orthostatic hypotension mean?

Query: Hello doctor,I was recently diagnosed by my cardiologist with nonsustained ventricular tachycardia, unspecified syncope type, and orthostatic hypotension. Also, during an echocardiogram, it was reported. I was recently diagnosed by my cardiologist with nonsustained ventricular tachycardia, unspecifi...  Read Full »

Dr. Penchilaprasad Kandikattu

Answer: Hello, Welcome to When was it diagnosed? Yes, during the episode of ventricular tachycardia you may feel syncope and palpitations due to reduced stroke volume. You may get the tilt table test done, 24-hour ambulatory blood pressure, ECG monitoring is useful. Do not worry, mild MR, TR ...  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 a...  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 significance of a fluctuating blood pressure?

Query: Hello doctor, My father has been suffering from hypertension for more than 12 years and has been taking medication. For the past six to seven months, his blood pressure has been very much under control with Ayurvedic treatment. So, he very gradually decreased and stopped taking the medicines. Around...  Read Full »

Dr. Saumya Mittal

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have read your query, and I have seen the reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Firstly, I think that the Atorvastatin dose you are getting may be too low. A dose of 20 mg may be needed at the least, and Clopitorva (Atorvastatin plus Clopidogrel) ...  Read Full »

Can excercise cause high blood pressure?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been worried about my heart lately, and I was hoping you could answer a question I have regarding diastolic blood pressure. I recently did a test at home measuring my blood pressure before and after exercise using an Omron M3 comfort blood pressure monitor. In each case, I did t...  Read Full »

Dr. Sapkal Ganeshrao Patilba

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Blood pressure is a dynamic thing. It will always vary in relation to activity, stress, time of the day, and physical status. The variation in the BP (blood pressure) measurement you did is likely to be related to activity and is a normal phenomenon.To diagnose raised BP,...  Read Full »

Why am I having palpitations at times of big stress?

Query: Hello doctor, I recently went to the ER after getting into a physical altercation with someone. I was winded and had chest pain and back pain. The pain eased up while I was in the ER waiting for blood work and other tests. I had an ECG showing a septal infarct, which cannot be ruled out. I also had...  Read Full »

Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. I have gone through your ECG. There are no definite changes in the ECG to suggest an acute major heart attack. Even anteroseptal infarction does not satisfy the criteria. But, considering your symptoms, the first possibility is a minor heart a...  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

Answer: Hi, Welcome to 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 th...  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 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 t...  Read Full »

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