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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Can Metformin cause nerve damage?

Query: Hi doctor, I had a high BP (blood pressure) of 168/112 mm Hg three months back and a glucose level of 118 mg/dL. A few weeks prior, I had started focusing on diet, weight loss, and exercise. At the time of appointment with the doctor, I was 424 lbs. At the first visit, I began taking Valsartan to l...  Read Full »

Dr. Rahul Kackar

Rheumatologist, Endocrinologist, Internal Medicine Physician, General Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I feel the occurrence of the neural symptoms has a correlation with Metformin (Glucophage). Normally, vitamin B12 deficiency takes time to develop. I suggest: 1. Continue your BP (blood pressure) medicines, titrate the dosage as a good lifestyle can bring the BP down. ...  Read Full »

Kindly suggest ways to lower blood pressure at home.

Query: Hi doctor, My dad is 61 years old. He is having hypertension and I would like to know the best ways to reduce blood pressure at home. Hypertension runs in our family and he has pain in his nape area. He has a blood pressure of 150/100 mmHg. He had the same issue last month and his blood pressure wa...  Read Full »

Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

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

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Blood pressure should be less than 140/90 mmHg and Losartan can be taken as one tablet a day instead of half. Avoid giving excessive salt and give him plenty of fruits if he is not diabetic and plenty of green leafy vegetables. He needs to do regular exercise like brisk...  Read Full »

Why does my mom's BP keeps fluctuating so much?

Query: Hi doctor, My mother's blood pressure got raised up to 160/140 mmHg before two days. I took her to the hospital. Because of pandemics, they did not allow us to get admitted. They gave me some medicines. After taking it, her blood pressure became normal. But she has weakness with a feeling of dizzin...  Read Full »

Dr. Mahendra Thakre

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. Please mention whether she has a past history of hypertension or she was taking any medication before having this episode. A sudden rise in blood pressure can occur due to stress, anxiety, and pain. If she is a known hypertensive patient, then...  Read Full »

Why do I feel dizzy and numb after getting up from sleep for two days?

Query: Hi doctor, I have dizziness or numbness over head for the past two days. I have them when I get up from sleeping. I also get them when I sit for long time. I am working from home for few days. I have done some blood tests. All the reports are fine except for some findings. I have a lymphocyte level...  Read Full »

Dr. Pooja Pardhi

General Medicine Physician, General Practitioner, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to As you are working from home, you might be using a laptop or computer excessively for a long time. In my opinion, symptoms like dizziness and numbness over head are related to the same. Sometimes, neck muscles get spasms and there is decreased blood flow to the neck cau...  Read Full »

I want to improve my eating habits. Kindly suggest some measures.

Query: Hi doctor, I want to improve my eating habit. Please suggest based on the following information. We follow staple food in the family. Rice for lunch and dinner and roti, oats, etc., for breakfast. Predominant side dish for lunch or dinner is fish, vegetables and dal. Occasionally, chicken, mutton ...  Read Full »

Dr. Revathi Sundaramurthy

Ayurveda Specialist, Yoga Specialist, Nutritionist, Dietician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Your BMI (body mass index) is around 22, which is normal. I would suggest you reduce regular intake of fish and pickles (if you are taking). Rest of your diet looks good. You can eat all vegetables and a cup of rice for noon and roti at night. Try to eat a fruit ...  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 »

Dr. Muhammad Zohaib Siddiq

Cardiologist, General Practitioner

Answer: Hi, Welcome to 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 »

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

Query: Hi doctor,I am taking blood pressure medicines for the past one and a half years. I am taking tablet Nebi 2.5 daily in the morning. I always check my blood pressure at home with a digital machine. It usually shows 110/70 mmHg. But when I check it manually, it shows 120/90 mmHg. or 130/90 mmHg. Due t...  Read Full »

Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

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

Answer: Hi, Welcome to It is fine to have variations of 10 to 20 mmHg between electrical and manual machines or even due to different standardizations. You should take the blood pressure readings of your machine only and take three readings at a time by relaxing the arms and resting them on t...  Read Full »

Does hypertension require medication?

Query: Hi doctor, I have been diagnosed with high cholesterol and high blood pressure. Should I take medication for high blood pressure (Telmisartan tab) considering my age 28, weight 68 and height 5.5. Currently my blood pressure is 100/138 mmHg.  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Zohaib Siddiq

Cardiologist, General Practitioner

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Thanks for the query. Measures to control blood pressure (BP): 1) Avoid smoking and other addictions. 2) Reduce salt intake in your diet. 3) Reduce fatty foods, junk foods, saturated fats. 4) Avoid stress and anxiety. 5) Do regular moderate-intensity exercise such...  Read Full »

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

Query: Hi doctor,What is the first aid to be given for a 61-year-old male experiencing low blood pressure? Recently, he had a blood pressure of 90/44 mmHg. He has dizziness, weakness, and nausea. He has improvement in systolic but his diastolic seems to be low. Currently, he is taking Janumet 50 mg one tab...  Read Full »

Dr. Peter Grutas

Internal Medicine Physician, General Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to There are many possible causes to have low blood pressure and management depends on the cause of the blood pressure. Several medications can be used to treat low blood pressure. But the choice of medication depends on the cause of the low blood pressure. I recommend...  Read Full »

Why do I have fluctuations in blood pressure?

Query: Hello doctor, Last year, I joined a new organization, where the working hours are higher with both day and night shifts. Before joining the new organization, I had a stable blood pressure (less than 118/75 mmHg). About five months back, I felt feverish and visited a hospital for the same. That time,...  Read Full »

Dr. Rishu


Answer: Hi, Welcome to A blood pressure of 145/85 mmHg comes under grade 1 (mild) systolic and prehypertensive diastolic blood pressure. Nifedipine use should be stopped as soon as possible. Nifedipine can cause hypotension and results in severe tachycardia. Basically, you do...  Read Full »

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