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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 uncontrolled BP and diabetes. What to do?

Query: Hi doctor, After five years of treatment with Prednisone for an auto-immune disease and immune suppressor treatment with Actemra in 2017, I developed uncontrolled diabetes, blood pressure, and uncontrolled diarrhea. With the help of an online cardiologist, my BP is controlled with a very low dose of...  Read Full »

Dr. Thiyagarajan. T

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. Please answer the following questions for better understanding. Are you still on Prednisone? Did you get any side effects from Trulicity? Did Trulicity make diarrhea worse? Have you considered insulin? Your CGMS (continuous glucose monitoring ...  Read Full »

I am a 70-year-old male suffering from ED and under medication for blood pressure and cholesterol. What is causing this?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 70-year-old male in good health. I have a problem with ED. Would my medication cause this or make the situation worse? I am taking Prilosec 20 mg daily for acid reflux, Atenolol 50 mg for blood pressure, Zocor 40 mg daily, also Tricor 145 mg daily for cholesterol. I have taken th...  Read Full »

Dr. Saurabh Subhash Pandya

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Please let me know your testosterone results. If the values are low, we can use hormone replacement. If you were taking the same medications for 20 years without any problems, they are not likely to be caused by ED (erectile dysfunction). High blood pressure, and choles...  Read Full »

I follow a healthy lifestyle; I have hypertension. Why?

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 »

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 »

Dr. Albana Greca

Answer: Hello, Welcome to 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 »

I suffer from high BP and heart rate. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 30 year old. Recently, I started having high blood pressure. It goes up and down a lot. At some times, it is 170/90 mmHg, and at others, it is 130/80 mmHg. Recently I have done a blood test, where my Hb was 10.52 mg/dL, cholesterol was 152 mg/dL, triglyceride was 165 mg/dL, HDL ...  Read Full »

Dr. Amiya Kumar Chattopadhyay

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Your pulse rate is high. Please do a free T4 (thyroxine), T3 (triiodothyronine) and TSH (thyroid stimulating hormone) test. For your BP (blood pressure), you can take Met XL (Metoprolol) 50 one tablet, once daily at around 8 AM and tablet Stamlo (Amlodipine) 5 one ta...  Read Full »

How to treat my mother's swollen feet?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a question about my mom's peripheral blood smear test. She is 62 years old and is diabetic. The report says she has normocytic normochromic anemia with neutrophilic leukocytosis. Her neutrophils are 85 %, lymphocytes are 14 %, eosinophils are 1 %, and neutrophils show coarse toxic ...  Read Full »

Dr. Arvind Guru

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have seen her reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). In your mom's case, considering that she is a diabetic patient with swelling in both her feet (also known as edema), a few things come to my mind. She could be having some skin infection in the s...  Read Full »

Suggest any remedy to reduce my grandma's high blood pressure.

Query: Dear Doctor, Suggest any remedy to reduce my grandma's high blood pressure who is going to undergo cataract surgery soon. She is 72 years old and has diabetes too.  Read Full »

Dr. Sini. P

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.comWhat is her blood pressure? Depending on her BP, you can give her one of the below medicines: She can take tablet Telmikind-H 40mg in the morning, if her BP is less than 160/90 mmHg. If it is not coming under the control with morning dose alone, then she can take one table...  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

Answer: Hi, Welcome to 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 »

I have hypertension and palpitations. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 26 year old male. I am having hypertension, palpitation, depression and anxiety. ECG, 2D echo, renal Doppler, VMA culture, cortisol and lipid profile are normal. I need advice.  Read Full »

Dr. Rohit Jain

Answer: Hi, Welcome to The tests you have mentioned are used to find a cause for significant hypertension. You have not mentioned anything about your BP levels and whether they are really significantly high. We have no details of your weight, your lifestyle and your family history. ...  Read Full »

Suggest a diet for my husband's high BP and cholesterol.

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 »

Dr. Sukhvinder Singh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to 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 »

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