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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What are the causes of sinus tachycardia?

Query: Hi doctor, I have an EKG report from yesterday. I was in the emergency room with vomiting, high blood pressure, chest pain, and tachycardia. I have tachycardia for almost four years, but it always comes back to normal, and recently I have started seeing a cardiologist. Can you please review it and ...  Read Full »


Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

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

Answer: Hello, Welcome back to icliniq.com. Your EKG (electrocardiography) report (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity) shows sinus tachycardia only (which is a reflex form of tachycardia and not a primary cardiac abnormality) and no other abnormalities. So EKG-wise, there is nothing ...  Read Full »

Kindly suggest ways to lower blood pressure at home.

Query: Hi doctor, My dad is 61 years old. He is having hypertension and I would like to know the best ways to reduce blood pressure at home. Hypertension runs in our family and he has pain in his nape area. He has a blood pressure of 150/100 mmHg. He had the same issue last month and his blood pressure wa...  Read Full »


Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

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

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Blood pressure should be less than 140/90 mmHg and Losartan can be taken as one tablet a day instead of half. Avoid giving excessive salt and give him plenty of fruits if he is not diabetic and plenty of green leafy vegetables. He needs to do regular exercise like brisk...  Read Full »

My BP ranges from 120/80 to 130/90 mmHg. Does it indicate hypertension?

Query: Hi doctor,I am taking blood pressure medicines for the past one and a half years. I am taking tablet Nebi 2.5 daily in the morning. I always check my blood pressure at home with a digital machine. It usually shows 110/70 mmHg. But when I check it manually, it shows 120/90 mmHg. or 130/90 mmHg. Due t...  Read Full »


Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

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

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. It is fine to have variations of 10 to 20 mmHg between electrical and manual machines or even due to different standardizations. You should take the blood pressure readings of your machine only and take three readings at a time by relaxing the arms and resting them on t...  Read Full »

Do I need to take both Olmezest and Amlong to maintain my blood pressure?

Query: Hi doctor, I was using Olmezest 20 AM for quite some time. When I was using this tablet, my BP is becoming low, like 90/60. I have started using this medicine on alternative days and monitored my BP regularly. My BP is under control. But recently, when we meet a cardiology doctor, he suggested that...  Read Full »


Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

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

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Yes, you may continue with Olmezest 20 mg alone in the morning, and keep on monitoring the blood pressure. If BP rises above 140 systolic, then you have to add tablet Amlong 2.5 mg in the evening. So at present, you may continue with Olmezest 20 mg alone. Regarding ...  Read Full »

Please guide on lifestyle changes and diet regulations to maintain healthy heart function.

Query: Hello doctor, I am 37 years old. I have a problem with hypertension. All my reports regarding heart are being uploaded here. Please advise me on what should be my lifestyle changes for the betterment of the function and health of my heart. I am currently on Inderal 20.  Read Full »


Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

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

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your reports show minor derangements (attachment removed to protect patient identity), like BP (blood pressure), is slightly elevated, and lipid profile is mildy deranged. Echo shows minor changes of hypertension, and ECG shows sinus tachycardia only. So you need ...  Read Full »

Can pulse pressure and heart pressure increase with age?

Query: Hello doctor, I am writing on behalf of my grandmother who is suffering from various heart related symptoms that have become increasingly concerning and I am thus seeking for a second opinion. She is a 73-year-old woman with rheumatoid arthritis and is currently being treated. She is also on Ada...  Read Full »


Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

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

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Firstly, nothing to worry about pulse pressure and it may widen with age. Also for diastolic BP, readings anything less than 90 mmHg is fine, be it any low. Now most important is systolic pressure. Ideally it should be around 110 to 140 mmHg. Occasional elevated rea...  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 icliniq.com. 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 »

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 icliniq.com. 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 »

I have high BP with migraine. Am I at the risk of getting stroke?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 42 years old, single parent with two kids aged 15 and 10. The last 19 years, I have had several stress related (in my view) ailments. History: Erratic bowel syndrome 19 years back, corrected now. Polycystic ovaries, corrected now (was on Metformin for one year.). Severe migrai...  Read Full »


Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

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

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I would largely comment from cardiac point of view. So overall, other than BP, your cardiac status is normal. Your heart function is normal and no RWMA, your blood vessels were clean on CT coronary angiography (attachment removed to protect patient identity). So, I d...  Read Full »

Can Olmezest be stopped without consulting a doctor?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 60-year-old non-diabetic woman. I am married with a daughter. I had a hysterectomy operation. I am hypertensive and was on Asomex 2.5 mg for the last three years. But taking Asomex 2.5 mg, my BP level fluctuated and sometimes it even increased to about 170/90. I am unable to tak...  Read Full »


Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

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

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You may stop Olmezest if BP falls. You will likely need another antihypertensive along with Asomex 2.5 which is not enough for you and we will not be able to increase it due to side effects. Olmezest takes some time for its full action so when it achieves its full acti...  Read Full »

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