Monitoring your blood pressure is essential to keep your blood pressure in check. It helps you understand if the lifestyle changes and antihypertensive medicines are bringing down your blood pressure. Home blood pressure monitor gives you a picture of how your blood pressure is as you go about your daily life.
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My mother is unconscious with high BP and sugar. Is it possible to do MRI now?
Query: Hi doctor, My mother is 65 years old. She is suffering from high blood pressure and high sugar levels. As a result of this, she fell unconscious and her brain has some small blockages and damages. Please help. Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I examined the CT scan report (attachment removed to protect patient identity) and clinical assessment. My findings are: On CT scan, I noticed that your mother had 5x4 cm infarct (stroke). The reason for her to fall unconscious might be because of nonconvulsive stat... Read Full »
I sometimes wake up at night with a pounding heart. Is it AFib?
Query: Hello doctor, My friend recently told me that she found out she had AFib and had to stop drinking hard liquor as it is a trigger. Listening to her I wondered if I was having the same issue. At night I sometimes wake up with a pounding heart. I always chalked it up to scary dreams as the heart-poundi... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Yes, it is possible to have AFib (atrial fibrillation), but truly speaking symptoms may be very similar. However, during AFib one would be having a high heart rate, with irregular heartbeats and usually associated with shortness of breath, dizziness or chest pain. It i... Read Full »
Should I consult a doctor for any changes in my blood pressure?
Query: Hi doctor, My age is 26 and I have an issue with my blood pressure. It keeps on variating. Sometimes, it is high (150/90, 140/85, 130/90) and sometimes, normal (120/80, 110/60). I want to ask that do I have to consult a doctor and have some test? If yes, can you recommend those tests? Or do you thi... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You need to test your blood pressure on a daily basis. The first thing in the morning and night time before you go to bed. You have to be resting for at least five minutes, and no food or drink for 30 minutes. Take the readings for one week. If it is, at the majority of t... Read Full »
I feel tired in the evenings. Do I need any supplements?
Query: Hi doctor, I feel very tired in the evenings. So, I got a medical checkup done, and I need to understand if everything is fine. Do I need to take any supplements? If yes, kindly tell me the names of the medicines. I am attaching my reports, and I am currently taking tablet Losar H and Stamlo for hy... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your history, general condition, and your investigation reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). I will need few additional information like, since when do you have your symptoms? When did you start taking the hypertension medicines? D... Read Full »
What causes dizziness when you stand up from sitting?
Query: Hello doctor, This question is regarding my mother, who is 57 years old. She is getting episodes of dizziness from the last one and a half or two years. Most of the time, they are mild, and they occur for few seconds when she gets up or sits down. Sometimes, they stay long and are associated with n... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. No, it is not something to worry about. Her symptoms and response to Vertin (Betahistine), although incomplete, suggests that these are originating from the internal ear, which is the most common cause of dizziness in old age.This occurs due to age-related changes lead... Read Full »
Query: Hello doctor, I do not want to be sound like I am panicking, but I really do feel quite uneasy. Since I woke up I feel dizzy. My head is rolling and when I close my eyes, I feel like the world is rolling around in a full speed. It never happened with me any time before. I just had my lunch now, but ... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. From your description it looks like you are suffering from dizziness.This could be due to two reasons. One is your blood pressure and the other is your body's balance mechanism.So, I would recommend that you get your blood pressure checked and also a physician in person w... Read Full »
My blood pressure is erratic. Can you 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, and at others, it is 130/80. Recently I have done a blood test, where my Hb was 10.52, cholesterol was 152, triglyceride was 165, HDL 28 and LDL was 91. The other... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your pulse rate is high. Please do a free T4, T3, 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 tablet at around 5 PM. Your Hb... Read Full »
Can I take Atenolol 50 mg even if I have dizziness and low BP?
Query: Hi doctor, I am on medication Atenolol 50 mg for the last 2 years. Nowadays, I am going through low blood pressure. Yesterday, my blood pressure was 115/65 mmHg. I am also having dizziness. I had gone through dizziness and low blood pressure of 110/65 mmHg last month and it remained for four to five... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I would like to ask a few questions. Do you ever complain of chest pain associated with palpitation? Is there any family history of heart disease?Since how long you are taking Atenolol? Do have complained of shortness of breath or edema over legs and... Read Full »
Why do I feel dizzy when I take BP medications?
Query: Hello doctor, I am a 35 year old male. I was recently diagnosed with high BP. The doctor asked me to get a lipid profile test done and the results were normal. So, he prescribed Tazloc 40 but, when I took this medicine I felt very dizzy. I am unable to work and it is affecting my job as well. I... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, I went through your post. Your age is 35, which means you are young. However, you have not mentioned how much your BP reading was raised by.Tazloc (Telmisartan) is a good drug, but unless your BP was more than 160/90, it would cause giddiness. Nortipan (a combination of Nortriptyline and Preg... Read Full »
Why I am feeling dizzy after running just three kilometer?
Query: Hi doctor, For the past two weeks, I have been feeling dizzy sometimes. It started after a three-kilometer run on one day morning. That day I was fasting. So hence did not eat breakfast, followed by a two-kilometer walk on a hot sunny day. Thank you. Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I would like to know some details about your symptoms of dizziness: 1. What exactly do you feel in dizziness? a) Feeling of rotation of surroundings. b) Feeling of rotation inside the head. c) Feeling of imbalance while walking or in a standing position. d) Feeling... Read Full »