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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Why are my blood pressure readings consistently high?

Query: Yesterday my blood pressure reading was 180/120 without any known cause. After checking again two hours later my blood pressure reading was 170/120. After another four hours the reading was 160/110. Today my blood pressure reading was 160/110. After checking again four hours later my blood press...  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Zohaib Siddiq

Cardiologist, General Practitioner

Answer: Thanks for the query If this blood pressure is raised for the first time, I would advise to take short acting anti hypertensive for few days. Monitor blood pressure, if stable, then long acting medicine will be started. Take Tab Captopril 25mg three times a day Before starting have serum urea, c...  Read Full »

Is it normal to have fluctuating blood pressure throughout the day?

Query: Hello doctor, I think I have something along the lines of a bipolar hypertension situation. I wake up in the morning, my blood pressure is prehypertension to around hypertension stage 1. Not that bad. But In the evening, to later in the night my BP is through the roof. In the midnight, my BP is mea...  Read Full »

Dr. Isaac Gana


Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern, do not be bothered you will be fine. I advise you to get a pen and paper, write down your blood pressure measurement for three days. Make sure to measure immediately you wake up from sleep in the morning before any activity. Get back to me ...  Read Full »

Why am I having raised blood pressure on going to hospital?

Query: Hi doctor, I would like to consult regarding my situation, my blood pressure is normal but everytime I go to clinic or hospital I feel nervous so my blood pressure becomes high. Any recommendations or medication on this? Is it safe to go back to work while the COVID-19 pandemic is still on going? ...  Read Full »

Dr. Tanmai Yermal (jain)

Internal Medicine Physician, Cardiologist, General Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have gone through your query and can understand your concern. I would like to know some more details about your present problem. How many times have you checked your blood pressure in clinic and what was the range of BP? I mean how much it rises? Do you have any ca...  Read Full »

Kindly suggest ways to lower blood pressure at home.

Query: Hi, my dad who’s 61 years old has been experiencing hypertension and I would like to ask what are the best ways to ease/lower the blood pressure at home? Hypertension runs in his family. He has pain in the nape area, and his BP is 150/100. Same issue happened last month, his BP was 160/100 and...  Read Full »

Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

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

Answer: Hello, BP target should be less than 140/90 mmhg. Losartan may be increased to 1 tablet daily instead of half. He should avoid excessive salt, and have plenty of fruits if not diabetic and plenty of green leafy vegetables. Have regular exercises like brisk walking for atleast 30 min a day. If ...  Read Full »

What should I do to control my fluctuating BP?

Query: Hello doctor, I have had an angioplasty. Now I am taking Nebicard SM and Rosuvagold 20 one each daily. And I am also taking ginger, lemon, honey, and apple cider vineger solution two teaspoons daily and giloy daily. I am observing that my BP is fluctuating. What should I do?  Read Full »

Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

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

Answer: Hello, Welcome to BP (blood pressure) and pulse are not constant parameters and are ever-changing. So it is entirely normal for them to show variations. We just have to watch that they are not crossing their limits. For systolic BP, 110 to 140 and for diastolic BP 60 to 90 is fine. A...  Read Full »

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

Query: My mums bp level was raised to 160/140 2 days back we took her to the doc but no one got her admitted to the hospital because of the covid situation they just gave her medications her bp is normal now but she has very much weakness she's feeling a lot dizzy she can't even sit or stand she starts fee...  Read Full »

Dr. Mahendra Thakre

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, I hope you are doing well. I can understand your concern. I need to know, whether she had past history of hypertension, or she was on any medication prior to this episode. The sudden rise to Blood pressure can be due to simple stress, anxiety some time pain. If she is known hypertensive then sk...  Read Full »

Does high blood pressure affect the kidneys?

Query: Hi doctor, My mom is 65 years old. Her blood pressure is 180/90 mmHg. She is suffering from urine infection and her¬†serum uric acid is 7.6 mg/dL. I have attached her other reports for your reference. She is currently on Norflox 400 twice daily, Ciploric 300 one tablet daily at night, Telma AM one t...  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad M. Hanif Md.

Cardiologist, Criticalcare Physician, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to This is due to high blood pressure. Her urine culture and sensitivity report attached (attachment removed to protect patient identity) is negative, meaning there is no known pathogen in her urine that may have caused the infection. Her uric acid levels are not that much h...  Read Full »

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

Query: Hi Doctor, I feel head numbness lightly or i can say its dizzyness like thing, since two days, but its not bothering me all the time, but it is kind of numbness I am feeling when after getting up from sleeping or sitting position as I do work from home most of the time. Note: I have dandruff prob...  Read Full »

Dr. Pooja Pardhi

General Medicine Physician, General Practitioner, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi ,welcome to icliniq, I have gone through your query and can understand your health concern, As you have mentioned that you are working from home ,you might be using your laptop or computer excessively or continuously for a long time.In my opinion your symptoms like dizziness and numbness over he...  Read Full »

What could cause a spike in BP in PKD patients with regular medication?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 57-year-old male with polycystic kidney disease. My BMI is 27, and I am a non-smoker. My creatine ~1.25, eGFR ~63. I am currently on 30 mg Lisinopril, 12.5 mg Hydrochlorothiazide daily. Most recently I changed to (6 months ago), taking 40 mg Lisinopril only and noticed bp in...  Read Full »

Dr. Pranaw Kumar Jha


Answer: Hello, Welcome to The causes of this accelerated phase could be multiple. Is there any change in dietary habit with increased salt intake? Any recent change in antihypertensive? Did you by any chance miss antihypertensive medications? Any consumption of pain killer NSAIDs (nonsteroida...  Read Full »

Please suggest medication for type 2 diabetes mellitus.

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 44-year-old male. My height is 167 cm and weighs about 71 kg. I am a diabetic (Type 2) since 12 years. Family history: My father is a diabetic and expired due to cardiac arrest. I am currently on Humalog Lispro 100 insulin via medtronic pump. I take both vegetarian and non-v...  Read Full »

Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

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

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I will provide you the outline of management in your case, however, actual changes in treatment regimen should be done after discussing with treating doctor. Firstly, your heart looks alright with no evidence of blockages, however, blood pressure is an issue which ...  Read Full »

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