Q. My father's BP and sugar are high after recovering from COVID-19. Please suggest a diet plan.

Answered by
Dr. Revathi Sundaramurthy
and medically reviewed by Dr. Sneha Kannan
This is a premium question & answer published on Sep 15, 2020 and last reviewed on: Sep 19, 2020

Hi Doctor,

This query is regarding my father diet.

Last month, my father was tested positive for Corona. So he took suggested medication which includes (Hydroxychlroquine, Azithromycin, Fluvir, Ivermectin, Zinc and C vitamin) during his home isolation. Last week, he again had testing, this time he tested negative. But from past few days he is feeling tired at evenings which makes his hands shiver a bit, and he feels hunger and eating something like Almonds, Cashews and Apple. The severity seems reducing slowly but not negligible, so we consulted a doctor and had BP and Sugar Tests, BP reading shows 180/114 and Sugar levels are at 221.

Doctor prescribed medicines for BP, Sugar, Sleeping Pills and a tablet for Allergy. Losur-H -- BP Glimestar M1 -- Sugar (half tablet) Montelukast sodium and levocetirizine hydrochloride -- Allergy Trika (0.25 Mg) -- Sleeping

My father never had symptoms of Blood Pressure and Diabetes earlier, after this Corona affect he got this weakness. Note: During home isolation, his diet also changed alot. (Very less diary products, warm water, less oily foods). So, considering above details and my father's health condition, Could you please provide diet for my father who have High BP(180/114) and Diabetes(221). Age: 58 and he is Vegetarian.


Hello, welcome to icliniq, Don’t worry much everything will be alright soon. I think all of you all are stressed up much including your father. I can understand it’s pressurising this corona. Everything will fall in place soon. The weakness you need not to worry it’s very common after any viral infection. You can give all general diet which he was eating prior to infection. But, make sure to avoid pickles , foods which has preservatives and sweets. Make sure to include soups of vegetables and green gram. Let me take sufficient rest at the same time simple exercise and walk up to 30 minutes is advisable. Boost his confidence that’s more important than anything else. I really appreciate your concern towards your father. I wouldn’t have started BP and diabetic medications. After monitoring the BP readings for a week or two only we can diagnose as it as high blood pressure. Same applies for diabetes, we need to see for hb1ac and then we need to start medications untill it should be controlled with diet. I would suggest you to check with your health provider again.

Was this answer helpful?



This is a sponsored Ad. icliniq or icliniq doctors do not endorse the content in the Ad.

Also Read Answers From:

Comprehensive Medical Second Opinion.Submit your Case

Related Questions & Answers

Kindly suggest a diet chart for a kidney transplanted patient

Query: Hi doctor, Four years before I had a kidney transplant. My weight is 79 kg and height is 164 cm. My current medication is immunosuppressant. Please explain me the diet chart.  Read Full »

High HbA1c in a pregnant woman. Please suggest what has to be done.

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 25-year-old lady about 6 to 7 weeks pregnant. My HbA1c is 12. What should I do?  Read Full »

I need a diet chart that includes high-fiber foods. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor,I am suffering from fissure, PCOD, and I need to include high-fiber in my diet. I am missing out on breakfasts. I need a diet chart for seven days a week which includes high-fiber food. I need at least 14 g of fiber each day.  Read Full »

Also Read

COVID-19 Vaccines in India
Two vaccines, Covishield and Covaxin, have been granted emergency use authorization in India. Read about these vaccines'...  Read more»
I get twitches on my calves, shoulders, and head after getting the Novavax COVID vaccine. Please help.
Hello doctor, I got the Novavax COVID vaccine. Since I had the vaccine, I had bad arm pain. But the scary thing that ha...  Read more»
It hurts when I push above my left breast bone. Please help.
Hi doctor, I have been having some chest pain issues. When I push above my left breast bone it hurts in only one spot. ...  Read more»

Ask your health query to a doctor online?

Ask a Dietician Now

* guaranteed answer within 4 hours.

Disclaimer: All health Q&As published on this website are not intended to be a substitute for professional medical diagnosis, advice or treatment by a trained physician. Seek the advice from your physician or other qualified health-care providers with questions you may have regarding your symptoms and medical condition for a complete medical diagnosis. Do not delay or disregard seeking professional medical advice because of something you have read on this website.