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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What is the best medication to reduce high blood pressure?

Query: Hello doctor, I seek your medical advice regarding my wife's hypertension. She is 70 years old and diabetic. Her Hb A1c is always below 6. She used to have mild BP before a few years, and her systolic reading was 140 to150 and diastolic 80 but not higher readings in both. Our physician at that time...  Read Full »

Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

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

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Her sugar readings are fine, so she should continue with the same. However, her BP readings are elevated. Our target blood pressure is systolic 110 to 130, and even 130-140 is fine but less desirable. And diastolic anything less than 90 mmHg, does not matter how much...  Read Full »

Is there any need to change the prescription after six months of stent surgery?

Query: Hello doctor, My father had a heart stent operation six months ago. Doctor prescribed some medicines, and still, he is using them. Should he continue the same dosage of drugs or any changes in the prescription? Please suggest to me.  Read Full »

Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

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

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have seen the prescription (attachment removed to protect patient identity). The same medications are continued for one year, and afterward, the dose is reduced. So, I would advise my patients to continue with these for a total of one year if they do not ...  Read Full »

Shall I discontinue my BP medication based on wrist BP monitor readings?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 32 years old. After several annual checkups, I have been told I have elevated high blood pressure, and I am taking Amlodipine. Recently, I have acquired a wrist blood pressure monitor. Unfortunately, I am not sure if I am correctly using the measurements because there is a huge di...  Read Full »

Dr. Vivek Pillai


Answer: Hello, Welcome to The blood pressure recorded by your wrist monitor in the morning is well within limits. You have a bit of diastolic hypertension, which can be managed by weight loss and stress alleviation. Also, wrist monitors show higher BP recordings than the elbow ones. So, the...  Read Full »

What are the other causes of headaches than stress?

Query: Hi doctor, I am almost 18 and ever since I was little I have had horrible headaches or migraines. Before, I used to get at least once in a week. If I sit in my dark closet, I feel like I am going to vomit or just bad enough. So, I do not want to get out of bed. I tried talking to my doctor about it ...  Read Full »

Dr. Salah Saad Shoman

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to You need to exclude the physical causes of headaches. You might have an error of refraction, so you need your eyes checked. You need to measure your blood pressure, as you might have irregularities of blood pressure. You should get your blood sugar measured as hypoglyc...  Read Full »

Why did I feel dizzy, sick, and confused after taking antihypertensive medicine?

Query: Hello, I am a 31 year old female- height 167cms, weight 76kgs. Diagnosed with high blood pressure 5 years ago when pregnant with my son and the only cause the doctors could find, after numerous testing, was my genetics as my biological father has high blood pressure. I’m have been taking 50mg ...  Read Full »

Dr. Sugreev Singh

Internal Medicine Physician, General Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq Thank you for detailed history. Ma’am actually in most of the cases such fluctuations is due to medication only may be your bp was normal and you took labetalol and it dropped your bp even more. That’s the reason you got such symptoms. And after sometime and reli...  Read Full »

Why do I hear a sound when I close my ears with my fingers?

Query: Hi doctor, Whenever I close my ears with my fingers, I hear a very faint sound in my right ear from the past couple of weeks. And when I remove my fingers, the sound stops. What is this sound that I hear?  Read Full »

Dr. Mehak Agarwal

Diabetologist, Family Physician, ENT Otolaryngologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to This sound can be normal. When we close our ears, we do not hear outside sound, so we feel that there is some sound coming from our body. If you have a cough or cold, it can also lead to similar symptoms, due to eustachian tube block. To rule out any pressure changes in ...  Read Full »

Do I have to get my blood pressure checked before dental filling?

Query: Hi doctor, I get really bad anxiety when I have to get my blood pressure taken. I am not really sure why, but it has caused me to stop going to the dentists ever since they started taking blood pressure readings. I have a cavity that I have put off getting filled for a long time because of it. Is t...  Read Full »

Dr. Muzaffer Hussain Parray


Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have gone through your question and I can understand your concern. There is no need of BP reading if you do not have hypertension. Blood pressure reading is nothing but a simple instrument as is your watch. So there is nothing to worry. At the age of 34, you cannot be...  Read Full »

Is it safe for me to do exercise with a low heart rate?

Query: Hello doctor, I have had really bad anxiety lately and never check my heart rate and decided to check it. It was only about 63 beats per minute, but it was around 90 the last time I checked. I have recently been put on Pantoprozole and an extra blood pressure pill for anxiety. I would say I am very...  Read Full »

Dr. Isaac Gana


Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. A normal pulse rate is anything between 60 to 90 beats per minute. So 63 beats per minute is not bad. I am slightly worried about your weight. The chest pain you are having might be angina. I strongly advise you to do an echo, chest x-ra...  Read Full »

Should I continue BP tablets if BP falls than normal sometimes?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 35 years old. I got mild hypertension during my pregnancy and it continues still. My usual blood pressure will be 140/90 mmHg. Both my parents are with high BP. I have taken my blood tests and urine analysis. Everything is fine, including my ECG. Last year due to improper posture,...  Read Full »

Dr. Naresh Kumar Monigari

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I had gone through all the data posted. If your high blood pressure has started during the time of pregnancy, then it may go down within six weeks after delivery. If it does not decrease with six weeks, then it is unlikely to go down. So, you need to continue tablet....  Read Full »

Why is my blood pressure so high?

Query: i am 23years old and i'm weighing 170lbs. I am worrying about my blood pressure which is ranging from 140/70 - 160/80 . What should I do?  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Zohaib Siddiq

Cardiologist, General Practitioner

Answer: Thanks for the query Measures to control BP Avoid smoking and other addictions Reduce salt intake in diet Reduce fatty foods, junk foods, saturated fats Avoid stress and anxiety Do regular moderate intensity exercise such as brisk walk for 30 minutes Have proper night sleep, atleast 8 hour...  Read Full »

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