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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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Query: Hello doctor, My father, aged 55, experienced high blood pressure at 181/94 today and felt unwell. He does not regularly take blood pressure medication. After taking Omazest 20, his blood pressure lowered to 166/94 within two hours. He is also diabetic and takes a fixed-dose combination of Linaglip...  Read Full »


Dr. Muhammad Zohaib Siddiq

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. Sleep apnea is a known cause of resistant hypertension. Identifying the underlying cause and addressing it is important. For individuals who are overweight, weight reduction is recommended. If there are specific issues like tonsilliti...  Read Full »

Kindly suggest any natural treatment for hypertension.

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 43-year-old female, and I am a little overweight. I have never had any physical problems, but recently I have been diagnosed with hypertension. I do not like allopathic medicine, and I am tensed about the long-term side effects. Kindly suggest any natural treatment for hypertension...  Read Full »


Dr. Muhammad Zohaib Siddiq

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. I suggest you follow some measures to control BP (blood pressure). They are as follows: Avoid smoking and other addictions. Reduce salt intake in your diet. Reduce fatty foods, junk foods, and saturated fats. Avoid stress ...  Read Full »

I have been experiencing intense headaches and pounding sensations in my chest. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I do not know where else to turn, and I am getting concerned about my health. Recently, I have been experiencing these intense headaches, and sometimes I feel this pounding sensation in my chest. I decided to check my blood pressure at home, and the readings have consistently been high...  Read Full »


Dr. Muhammad Zohaib Siddiq

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and understand your concern. This is stage 1 hypertension. Have a fasting lipid profile done, and then a 10-year risk of heart attack will be calculated; if it is more than 10 percent, then antihypertensive medicines will be started along with lifes...  Read Full »

What can I do to lower my father's blood pressure?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a doctor and want to have an opinion for my father. A 70-year-old man with a history of diabetes and an acute MI (myocardial infarction) episode five years ago. He has been on medications since then. This is the current prescription he is following, tablet Metoprolol 25 mg twice a...  Read Full »


Dr. Muhammad Zohaib Siddiq

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Captopril is okay, but I prefer long-acting drugs like the tablet Lisinopril (ACE inhibitor) or Valsartan (angiotensin receptor blocker) once daily. Please check his EF (ejection fraction) in echo. If it is less than 40 %, Sacubitril or Valsartan tablets (antihyperte...  Read Full »

I have hypertension. Kindly guide me on the DASH diet.

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 40-year-old male and I have been diagnosed with hypertension recently. I am writing to seek information and guidance regarding the Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) diet. I have heard about the potential benefits of this dietary approach for managing hypertension an...  Read Full »


Dr. Muhammad Zohaib Siddiq

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and understand your concern. The DASH (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension) diet is designed to help manage and prevent hypertension; it emphasizes a balanced and heart-healthy approach to eating. Key aspects include: 1. Rich in fruits and vege...  Read Full »

Kindly provide tips for managing high blood pressure.

Query: Hello doctor,I am a 55-year-old female with high blood pressure for the past year, managed with medication. Understanding that high blood pressure can escalate the risk of various health complications like heart disease and stroke, I am eager to learn more about maintaining healthy blood pressure le...  Read Full »


Dr. Muhammad Zohaib Siddiq

Answer: Hello. Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. To control blood pressure, I would suggest you consider the following measures: Avoid smoking and other addictive substances. Reduce salt intake in your diet. Cut down on fatty foods, junk foods, and saturated fats. Minimize stres...  Read Full »

Can I reduce my hypertension by consuming green tea and avoiding allopathic medicines?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 21 years old. I am on hypertension medication (Irbesartan Hydrochlorothiazide 150 mg/12.5 mg). My cardiologist suggested doing a CT scan for my heart, and the report says that I have atherosclerosis in one of my coronary arteries. So he prescribed me Aspirin after that. Because of...  Read Full »


Dr. Muhammad Zohaib Siddiq

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Some of the non-pharmacological measures to control blood pressure are given here. Avoid smoking and other addictions. Reduce salt in the diet. Reduce fatty foods, junk foods, and saturated fats. Avoid stress and anxiety. Do regular moderate-intensity exercise, such ...  Read Full »

My 55-year-old father recovered from a heart attack and brain stroke but his BP levels are low. Why?

Query: Hi doctor,My father is 55 years old. He had a heart attack last month and the doctors did an angioplasty immediately. He got discharged a week later, and after four days, we met the doctor again for a check-up, and the doctor said his BP level was low so they needed to admit him again for Norad to c...  Read Full »


Dr. Muhammad Zohaib Siddiq

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I thoroughly read your query and understand your concern. I feel sorry for your father. He had had a major heart attack which made his heart so weak that it could not generate blood pressure. After primary angioplasty, BP (blood pressure) may recover in a few days. H...  Read Full »

How to maintain stable blood pressure?

Query: Hi doctor, My mother has BP in an unstable condition. She was taking Paroxee Cr, Etizola, and Covance 50. After taking these tablets, she had frequent urination, and her BP was fine. When she consulted the doctor for the problem of frequent urination, the doctor changed Covance 50 to Ctd 6.25 mg for...  Read Full »


Dr. Muhammad Zohaib Siddiq

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. She suffers from anxiety and depression, and so she is taking antidepressants. TSH (thyroid stimulating hormone) level is raised which suggests that she has an under-working thyroid gland. Though she is taking Ctd tablet (Chlorthalidone), her blood pressure is not under...  Read Full »

I have a terrible headache and tightness in my chest. Help.

Query: Hello doctor,I am a 50-year-old and weigh 540 pounds. I have a terrible headache, tightness in my chest, and shortness of breath. My blood pressure was 176/132 mmHg the last time I checked. Kindly help.  Read Full »


Dr. Muhammad Zohaib Siddiq

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I suggest you follow the following measures to control blood pressure. Avoid smoking and other addictions. Reduce salt intake in the diet. Reduce fatty foods, junk foods, and saturated fats. Avoid stress and anxiety. Do regular moderate-intensity exercise such as bri...  Read Full »

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