Blood Pressure Monitor

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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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 »

Why do I feel increased lightheadedness and pressure near the back of the neck?

Query: Hi doctor, I am suffering from increasing lightheadedness and pressure near the back of the neck. I have this throughout the day. It gets worse with exertion and hot shower. I have some weird feeling in chest that is almost a fast heartbeat. My EKG and blood pressure are normal. Currently, I am on P...  Read Full »

Dr. Eriol Braholli

Family Physician, General Medicine Physician, General Practitioner, General Surgeon, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to The common cause of dizziness or lightheadedness is abnormal blood pressure or irregular heartbeat. But, you said that your blood pressure and heart rhythm are normal. So, the other reason may be your depression medication. The common side effects of Prozac (Fluoxetine) ...  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 »

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 »

How is dizziness treated?

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 »

Dr. Aditi Gupta Jha

General Medicine Physician, General Practitioner, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to 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...  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 »

Please suggest a cure for dry cough.

Query: Hello doctor, My mother is suffering from thyroid, high uric acid (6.8) and BP. Due to which she is not able to sleep and has cough from two weeks. She has been taking the medicines recommended to her. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Krishna Somani


Answer: Hi, Welcome to What is your mother's age? How is her blood pressure now? Is it controlled or not? Is she diabetic? Just tell me all her medications so that I can advise accordingly. Revert back with the asked details to a general medicine physician online -->  Read Full »

Does reducing the dosage of BP medicines cause withdrawal effects?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 34 year old male and would like to state that, I have been drinking alcohol moderately from age 26 to 29. From age 29 to 32, I have been drinking almost daily. Three years back, one morning I felt a very high anxiety and when approached the doctor the attendant there measured my b...  Read Full »

Dr. Anshul Varshney

Criticalcare Physician, Diabetologist, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Medical Gastroenterologist, Nephrologist, Pulmonologist, Rheumatologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Yes, at that time there was actually a need to start medicines and this requires lifestyle modification followed by gradual tapering of drugs and stopping them if lifestyle modifications continue and BP and anxiety levels are under control. So, in my opinion you should go...  Read Full »

Is BP of 111/63 mmHg normal?

Query: Hi doctor, I am feeling very dizzy lately, and I have lost a lot of weight without dieting. I am suffering from headaches a lot. This morning, I was shaking so much, which lasted for about two hours. I checked my blood pressure, and it was 111/63 mmHg. Is this normal?  Read Full »

Dr. Sumit Srivastava

General Medicine Physician, General Practitioner, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Thanks for your query. Blood pressure of 111/63 mmHg is lower than the normal limit. Low blood pressure can occur in internal blood loss sometimes. There could be lots of reason for getting dizzy and weight loss. You need to be examined and investigated with relevant...  Read Full »

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