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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Kindly review my father's brain images and reports and help me know about his health condition.

Query: Hello doctor, My 72-year-old father had numbness in the left side of his body with palsy in the left corner of his mouth. We went to the emergency, and his BP was 130/78 mmHg. He was admitted for one week and was given antihypertensive and antidiabetic. When he was in the hospital, he developed r...  Read Full »


Dr. Hitesh Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The attached images show hemorrhage in the right basal ganglia region (attachments removed to protect the patient’s identity). Hemorrhage in this area is commonly due to high BP (blood pressure). As per your description, he had a BP of 130/78 mmHg at the time of t...  Read Full »

Can high blood pressure cause loss of feeling in the leg and fainting?

Query: Hello doctor, I am an 18 year old female, and my blood pressure is 148/101 mmHg. I am not on any medication, and I want to change my doctor because my doctor is too far for me to travel. I cannot get an appointment for two weeks. Do I need to go to the hospital to get medication? I am really worried...  Read Full »


Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your blood pressure is borderline, and it is not very high. It is not an emergency to start medicine. Instead, you need to monitor it frequently. You being a young hypertensive, you will need an evaluation for the cause of high blood pressure. I suggest you get the fol...  Read Full »

Can lifestyle changes help in reducing high creatinine levels?

Query: Hello doctor, My creatinine level is 1.7 mg/dL. I am a diabetic, and I was on regular medication for the same. I also take Nefrosave tablets. My blood sugar levels dropped to 59 mg/dL all of a sudden. My physician advised me to stop taking Glycomet 850. After 10 days, he checked my creatinine level...  Read Full »


Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You will need to repeat the urea and creatinine tests after two weeks in order to rule out chronic kidney disease. It is important to attribute this to a particular cause to effectively prevent further increase in creatinine levels. The likely cause could be diabete...  Read Full »

What is the cause for loss of sensation in the lower parts of the body?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 29 year old female. Almost 15 to 20 days ago, I felt that my feet were cold as if they were frozen. I felt numbness in my left leg, and suddenly, I had double vision issues. I thought it was because of increase in my eye number, but I was wrong. I then went to an eye specialist, ...  Read Full »


Dr. Sumit Srivastava

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thanks for your query. I have seen all your reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Your MRI report shows small lacunar infarct in the brain, which was responsible for your symptoms. A lacunar infarct arises from blockage of small arteries that supply th...  Read Full »

Is it normal to get an episode of vertigo when the cholesterol and blood pressure levels are high?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 26 year old male, and I work as an engineer for a consultancy firm. A few weeks back, I noticed that my blood pressure is slightly on the higher side. I checked my BP every day at night for about 2 to 3 weeks and found that 90 % of the time, it is in the range of 135 to 150/80 t...  Read Full »


Dr. Amiya Kumar Chattopadhyay

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen your reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). You BP (blood pressure) is on the higher side as per current international guideline. It may be due to persistent anxiety. Cardiac pain is mostly seen as central chest pain and increases on exer...  Read Full »

Does an enlarged left atrium increase the risk of cardiovascular disease?

Query: Hello doctor, I visited my cardiologist five days ago, and I was diagnosed with an enlarged left atrium. The doctor said it was due to high blood pressure, low potassium, and sleep apnea. I was prescribed Diltiazem, Potassium, and Magnesium along with lifestyle changes. On that same day, I decide...  Read Full »


Dr. Prashant Valecha

Answer: Hi,Welcome to icliniq.com.I hope you are doing good.I read your complaints and reviewed your echocardiogram report (attachments removed to protect the patient’s identity).Enlarged left atrium (LA) can cause arrhythmias which gives you the feel of palpitations. The cause of LA enlargement could be ...  Read Full »

Is medication required to correct 140/90 mm Hg blood pressure checked by Holter monitor?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 44-year-old of height 175, and my weight is 94. My blood pressure is 140/90, and the ECG was normal, but just chronic palpitations probably due to chronic anxiety. All blood tests are normal. 1) TSH - 0.163 mIU/L. 2) S-FT4 - 11.5 Pmol/L. 3) S-FT3 - 5.7 Pmol/L. 4) Triglycerid...  Read Full »


Dr. Muhammad Zohaib Siddiq

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your blood pressure is mildly elevated. Lifestyle modifications may help reduce it. However, if these measures do not reduce blood pressure in three to six months, then medicines may be started. Measures to control BP (blood pressure): 1) Avoid smoking and other addicti...  Read Full »

I got chest pain and jaw pain suddenly. Do I need to be concerned?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 41 year old, and since the past five years, I have had some heart issues. I was hospitalized for SVT, five years back. The medications had it under control for a while, but I got older, a little bit heavier, and had some life changes, so things changed. It was also recommended that...  Read Full »


Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Firstly, I think you should upload your reports like the echocardiogram to know the severity of aortic regurgitation, and electrocardiography to know what kind of SVT (supraventricular tachycardia) it was. It will give a better idea if it is PSVT (paroxysmal supraventr...  Read Full »

Why do I have right-sided chest pain with prehypertension?

Query: Hello doctor, I was diagnosed with a prehypertensive blood pressure of 130/80 mmHg last year. So, I am taking Telma 20 mg every morning since. I have reduced the intake of salt and oily food, and I did all the tests like 2D echocardiogram, kidney, urine, and blood tests, and all my reports were no...  Read Full »


Dr. Sumit Srivastava

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thanks for your query. Pain in the chest could be due to heart pathology, lung pathology, neuromuscular origin or due to gastric acid reflux. Since your ECG (electrocardiography) is normal, and there is no history of injury, your pain can be due to gastric acid reflux, wh...  Read Full »

Is high BP the cause of my head spinning?

Query: Hi doctor,I am a 25 year old male, who weighs 245 lbs and 6 feet tall. I work at a prison, which is a state job. A month ago, I looked up casually after walking away from some of my coworkers to some other ones and everything was spinning, and I could not walk straight. They had to walk me down to t...  Read Full »


Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Likelihood of finding anything on stress test is less. I think all your problems is due to high blood pressure. So, the priority is to control your blood pressure and weight. I suggest you lose some weight. You being a young hypertensive patient, you will first need e...  Read Full »

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