High Blood Pressure

High blood pressure or hypertension is caused when the blood flowing in the arteries exert more pressure on the walls of the arteries. The normal blood pressure is 120/80 mmHg. High blood pressure can damage the blood vessels and organs like brain, kidney, heart, and eyes.

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I have had high blood pressure with forceful heartbeats. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am 19 years old. I have had high blood pressure readings for several years. It has been as high as 170/110 mm of Hg. Recently I consulted a doctor, and he said it may be because of my anxiety issues. I have heavy heartbeats, not fast, but hard. My resting pulse is around 70 bpm, bu...  Read Full »

Dr. Goswami Parth Rajendragiri

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and understand your concern. You should control your blood pressure with medication and lifestyle adjustments. For that, I suggest the following. 1. Take a low-salt diet. Include green leafy vegetables and fruits in your diet. 2. Consult a physic...  Read Full »

I have had chest pain and high blood pressure since I started taking Concerta. Is it normal?

Query: Hi doctor,I have been having chest pain since I started Concerta. My blood pressure is sometimes normal, sometimes a little bit high. My saturation is normal, and my heart rate is 98 and stable. So it has been for some days already. What is the best to do?  Read Full »

Dr. Sugreev Singh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. It is fine, but if chest pain continues, it is best to take a tablet of Pantoprazole 40 mg once. This pain can be due to acidity caused by the drug. If the same complication occurs again, stop the medications, and you should consult your doct...  Read Full »

Blood pressure seems unusually high in 4 year old. Is there a problem?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a nephew who is four and a half years old. He is quite active as a child with a normal height and weight according to his age. Two days back we happened to measure his blood pressure at home normally. We were quite taken aback as it was 144/100 and later also it was around 130/9...  Read Full »

Dr. Deepak Patel

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. A blood pressure of 120/80 is definitely very high for a child of 4 years and 6 months. There are various causes for increased blood pressure at this age like renal parenchymal disease, COA (coarctation of the aorta), renal artery stenosis, endocrine causes like h...  Read Full »

I am a 76-year-old woman with fluctuating blood pressure levels. Is it fine to continue taking the Floricot tablet?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 76-years-old woman, and my blood pressure fluctuates to 160/70 mm Hg, 167/67 mm Hg, and 179/59 mm Hg. My doctor advised me to take the Floricot tablet. Is it fine to continue taking this tablet?  Read Full »

Dr. Mahmoud Ahmed Abdelrahman Abouibrahim

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. You have high blood pressure, which requires medication to be controlled, and the target is to achieve blood pressure below 130/80 mm Hg. High blood pressure and uncontrolled diabetes cause many complications that affect the kidneys, eyes, he...  Read Full »

Why have my blood pressure and triglyceride levels increased even after taking medications?

Query: Hello doctor, I had a myocardial infarction at the age of 40. Stents were placed at the age of 60. Now, I am 72 years old. I am using the medicines tablets Metoprolol Succinate 50, Losartan 50, and Ecosprin 150. My blood pressure and other parameters would be within normal limits. However, in the l...  Read Full »

Dr. Mahmoud Ahmed Abdelrahman Abouibrahim

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. You have uncontrolled hypertension, which could cause heart attacks and other complications like stroke. Also, the triglycerides are high, which can increase the risk of cardiovascular complications. The target blood pressure level is 140/...  Read Full »

Despite being physically active and following a healthy lifestyle, I was diagnosed with hypertension recently. What could be the reason?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 39-year-old male who follows a healthy diet, jogs daily, and never smokes. Lately, the doctor told me I have hypertension during my routine check-up. My first reading was 150/90 mmHg, and after four days, it was 160/100 mmHg. My doctor suggested me to undergo a few blood tests. I ...  Read Full »

Dr. Mahmoud Ahmed Abdelrahman Abouibrahim

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through your query and understood your concern. According to the history provided by you, you have essential hypertension, which is a common chronic disease with no clear cause. But some risk factors include smoking, family history, and a stressful lifestyle. I...  Read Full »

Will diet and exercise regress mild concentric LVH?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 31 years old and have mild concentric left ventricular hypertrophy and grade 2 diastolic dysfunction. I was an alcoholic and used to smoke for the past five years, but now I have quit. I am on Nebivolol 5 mg and Amlodipine 2.5 mg medication. My diastolic blood pressure was higher...  Read Full »

Dr. Amiya Kumar Chattopadhyay

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Do not worry; completely stop smoking and alcohol forever. Do not restart again, as it will adversely affect your health. I suggest you try taking the following medicines. Consult your specialist doctor, discuss with him or her and start taking the medicines after their...  Read Full »

My mother, who is diabetic and hypertensive, suffered a brain hemorrhage. Will she recover completely?

Query: Hello doctor, My mother has diabetes and high blood pressure and suffered a brain hemorrhage a few days back at the right-side parietal lobe of the brain. As a result, her right side arm and leg are not working properly. What should I do? How long will it take for the recovery? Kindly help.  Read Full »

Dr. Aida Abaz Quka

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and understand your concern. I suggest you closely monitor her blood pressure values as uncontrolled high blood pressure can lead to another episode of bleeding and thus worsen her situation. There is no specific drug besides a better control of di...  Read Full »

My blood pressure is 130/100 mm Hg. Should I take antihypertensive medications?

Query: Hello doctor, My blood pressure is 130/100 mmHg. Should I take antihypertensive medications?  Read Full »

Dr. Krutika Shrikant Ingle

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and can understand your concern. 130/100 mmHg has a high diastolic value than normal. I would like to know if this was a one-time reading. Also, was it taken on an automatic machine or manual mercury apparatus by your doctor? Before we start antih...  Read Full »

I have white coat hypertension. Should I take Xanax before an appointment?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 71-year-old female. I have white coat hypertension. I have had this all my life. I have been to numerous psychologists and therapists. I am in good health and take 1 mg of Synthroid daily. When I go to the doctor's office my BP goes sky high. At home, it is around 120/70. I went...  Read Full »

Dr. Ilir Sharka

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. These blood pressure spikes related to white coat syndrome are not dangerous and do not cause any permanent damage to your heart or blood vessels. They are caused by the anxiety when consulting with your doctor. These spikes do not need to be treated. There is no nee...  Read Full »

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