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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My mother's BP is not under control from the last few days. What should I do?

Query: Hello doctor, My 60 year old mom is a diabetic. Her blood sugars are 100 in fasting and 140 in random. She is also hypertensive. Her BP is usually under control, but from the last few days, it shot up to 180/80. She is taking Tenormin 20 mg. Kindly tell me what I should do. She is feeling well other...  Read Full »

Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Now, the priority is to control the blood pressure (BP). So, her BP medicine needs to be hiked. She needs to be on a medicine like Metoprolol. So, you can get this medicine prescribed. The BP needs to be controlled even if she is not having any symptoms. Also try to f...  Read Full »

What could be done to reduce the high blood pressure in my 80-year-old diabetic father, who had recovered from a COVID-19 infection recently?

Query: Hi doctor, My father is in his 80s and is diabetes for almost 30 years. He has a history of bypass surgery. He is taking Mixtard Insulin 30/70 - 50 units morning, 13 units in the night, tablet Glycomet GP2 one in the morning and night, and tablet Linagliptin 5 mg once daily only in the morning. His ...  Read Full »

Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. I would suggest that rather than adding any more drugs. I believe that increasing the tablet Telma CT (Telmisartan and Chlorthalidone) to one tablet daily would have been the best option. However, of the two alternatives offered here, half...  Read Full »

Should I consult a doctor for my high BP?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 34 year old. I have high BP condition. I am using Nebivolol 2.5 mg twice daily. Usually, my BP shows normal values less than 120/80, but sometimes, I get BP over 150/100. Today morning when I checked, it was 160/110. I am very scared. After an hour it reduced to 140/90. Should ...  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Zohaib Siddiq

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The BP (blood pressure) may fluctuate with conditions such as during stress, and during an illness, the BP may be raised. If it occurs occasionally, there is no need for any other medicine. I advise you to manage your BP without medicines as much as possible ...  Read Full »

What is the reason for change in liver function tests? Taking Concor 5 mg for High BP.

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 45 year old male. I have recently checked my blood test and my liver function test shows 1.6 total bilirubin, 0.6 direct bilirubin and 0.9 indirect bilirubin. What might be the problem? I have high blood pressure and fatty liver. My current medication includes Covance 25 mg, Conco...  Read Full »

Dr. Abhishek Dixit

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Considering your indirect bilirubin being high (attachment removed to protect patient identity), it is generally a sign of hemolysis (breakdown of red blood cells). Did you have a recent fever? You also have fatty liver, which may also cause this. I would suggest you ...  Read Full »

Why am I anxious and wake up with a racing heart?

Query: Hello doctor, A few months back, I felt a shock in my heart. There was chest discomfort; I was sweating and my pulse was going down. I almost felt like a heart attack, but, after a few minutes everything was normal. The next day I went to my GP to check and in ECG he found that I had irregular heart...  Read Full »

Dr. Rishu

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen all your details. Firstly, you have not mentioned your smoking and alcohol habits. Do you ever have gastritis, GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease) or heartburn as they can also mimic the same symptoms? Your palpitations are related to sinus tachycardis Yo...  Read Full »

My mother had a nosebleed two days ago. What can be the reason?

Query: Hello doctor,My 54-year-old mom had a nosebleed two days ago that lasted five to seven minutes. Her BP usually never crosses 106/66, but after the nosebleed, her BP is 148/99. Since the day of her nosebleed, she has been feeling pressure in her nose and eyes. I wonder if it was sudden high blood pre...  Read Full »

Dr. Chandwadkar Ashish

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. A nosebleed can be due to many causes, and the most common is a local injury. But, in your case, it seems like the high blood pressure (BP) itself is causing the nosebleed. I suggest you check her BP at different times of the day and get an average. If it is still hig...  Read Full »

My blood pressure readings have been high for a year. Can it be controlled through exercise and diet?

Query: Hi doctor,Sometimes I experience headaches and right shoulder pain. My blood pressure readings for the past years have been normal and show 82/125. However, last year, a medical checkup conducted by the company revealed that my blood pressure had reached the level of 102/155, with a heart rate of 65...  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Zohaib Siddiq

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. You are doing a great job by eating well and exercising regularly. However, you need to monitor your blood pressure every day, 2-3 times at random, for a month to get your average blood pressure. Medication will be prescribed if the moderate ...  Read Full »

How can I treat the premature ejaculation I am suffering from?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 52 years old with a BP of 170 to 180 and no other problems or issues. The problem is I have started ejaculating very fast nowadays. I am very active sexually and the erection is always there except sometimes it is not so strong. My partner wants it hard and long. So, please sugges...  Read Full »

Dr. Ashaq Hussain Parrey

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through your post. It is good that you are sexually active at this age. However, your BP (blood pressure) is high which needs to be brought down below 140/90. So, the best thing would be to have a low-salt diet and also start ARB (angiotensin receptor blockers) ...  Read Full »

My blood pressure is high, and I want to know how many times a day should I take tablet Amlodipine?

Query: Hi doctor,I have a very high blood pressure of 210 and was prescribed Amlodipine 5mg and Amlodipine Besylate 5mg; and I am taking one tablet once daily for hypertension and also taking a second pill Ramipril HCT 5/12.5mg to take one tablet once daily to replace the tablet Telmisartan.How many times ...  Read Full »

Dr. J. N. Naidu

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com.Continue the same medications. Do not change medication if blood pressure is under control. Take tablet Amlodipine at 11 am regularly at the same time and tablet Ramipril HCT in the evening an hour before going to bed (consult with a specialist doctor, talk with him or her...  Read Full »

I am experiencing a rapid heartbeat and palpitations occasionally. What could be the cause?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 36 years old. Three years back, I had sudden heart palpitations and nausea, so I visited a doctor who advised me to perform several tests such as creatine, lipid profile, ECG, etc. But, the test reports were all normal. The BP was 140/85 mm of Hg, so the doctor prescribed a tablet...  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Zohaib Siddiq

Answer: Hi, Welcome to iCliniq.com. I read your query and can understand your concern. Chewing tobacco can increase blood pressure. So please stop chewing tobacco. I see your heart rate is normal, but since you feel palpiations, I suggest you can get an ECG (electrocardiogram). Palpitations may be due t...  Read Full »

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