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 doctor recommended stopping the tablet Atenolol I have been taking for blood pressure. But, with my history of angina, is stopping this drug safe?
Query: Hello doctor, I am a 65-year-old female, and my current medications are as follows. Atorvastatin 20 mg 1 tablet in the evening. Sandoz Perindopril and Indapamide 4 mg/1.25 mg 1 tablet in the morning. Dexilant 30 mg 1 tablet and Calcite D 500 mg - 400 UI in the morning. Riva Atenolol 50 mg in the ... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thank you for your query. I understand your concern. Your blood pressure is elevated despite being on these two medicines. So, it would be best if you had the addition or dose escalation in the existing medicine. So, I agree with increasing the dose of Perindopril I... Read Full »
I suffer from high blood pressure, severe headaches, and anxiety, and I cannot concentrate properly. Please help.
Query: Hello doctor, I am 25 years old. I am suffering from high blood pressure. Now I am going through a severe headache, full of anxiety, and I cannot concentrate on anything properly. My ears sound like a beep. My ECG and sugar levels are normal. My blood pressure is normally 140/90 mm of Hg, sometimes ... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read your query and understand your concern. Your headaches are due to uncontrolled high blood pressure, so we have to fix that. If you are not taking any medications, you must take them. You mentioned that “ I was taking these medications “ when did y... Read Full »
I have high blood pressure with irregular heartbeat and anxiety issues. Kindly review my reports and suggest what medications I should take.
Query: Hello doctor, I have high blood pressure, and my heart rates are high. Kindly review my reports and let me know what treatment I should take. Thank you. Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read your query. I saw the files you have attached (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity). My suggestions are: 1. Your electrocardiogram (ECG) has sinus tachycardia means your heart rate is above 100 beats per minute and the origin of the act... Read Full »
I have a BP of 150/100 mmHg, spondylosis, and leg stiffness as I do not walk or exercise regularly. Can this be cured?
Query: Hi doctor, I am 41 years old. I have a BP of 150/100 mmHg. I am 5 feet 7 inches tall, and I weigh 88 kg. I have spondylosis and leg stiffness. I do not get time for walking or exercise, and my sleeping cycle is abnormal. I had an ECG, chest X-ray, and blood tests nine months ago. Kindly help. Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. The increase in blood pressure is likely secondary to your weight gain. I suggest you follow the following instructions: 1. Avoid fatty, oily, and a high-calorie diets. Follow a low-salt diet. 2. Monitor the blood pressure regularly, thr... Read Full »
Is it advisable to take Testosterone cypionate and Trenbolone enanthate while on BP medication?
Query: Hello doctor, Can I take Testosterone cypionate and Trenbolone enanthate, while on high blood pressure medication Benicar 20 mg? Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. If you have low testosterone and have been given a prescription for using testosterone, after consulting an endocrinologist you can take it. But always remember you should not have very high doses of testosterone since hypertension already puts the cardiac system under... Read Full »
I am already taking medications for hypertension and experience stress in work recently. What should I do?
Query: Hello doctor, I have had high blood pressure for the past few years, around 145/95 mmHg. Now for the last two months, I am taking Cardace 5 mg, one tablet at night. I am having elevated anxiety due to work stress. Should I continue with the same medication or change it? If a change, what other medic... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thank you for your query. You may increase the dose to 10 mg (milligram) if BP (blood pressure) remains persistently, despite following the measures. Measures to control BP are as follows: Avoid smoking and other addictions. Reduce salt intake in the diet. Red... 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 »
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 »
The hemoglobin levels of my 62-year-old father are deteriorating, and his blood pressure and serum creatinine are high. Why?
Query: Hi doctor, My father is 62 years old, and his hemoglobin levels have deteriorated for the last two years. His ultrasound report shows that the kidneys are smaller than their natural size. His legs are swollen at times. His blood pressure is high. The serum creatinine level is between 2 to 3 mg/dL. H... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. According to the reports provided (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity), the kidneys are shrunken and damaged. It is known as chronic kidney disease. The swelling in the legs and high blood pressure are due to chronic kidne... Read Full »
I had high blood pressure and low heart rate. Is my ECG showing infarction?
Query: Hi doctor,I had high blood pressure, low heart rate. Is my ECG showing infarction? I have no chest pain. At the time of ECG, my blood pressure was 168/100 and heart beat 46. Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your ECG (attachment removed to protect patient identity). The reports mentioned on ECG are machine generated and are frequently inaccurate. There is no clear-cut evidence of myocardial infarction on ECG. As you also do not have any history of chest... Read Full »
My father-in-law has high blood pressure that does not lower even after taking medications. Why?
Query: Hello doctor, This query is for my father-in-law, who is a 60-year-old and has high blood pressure. In winter, he always has a blood pressure reading on the higher side and has been taking blood pressure medicines daily for the last few years. These days, his blood pressure is regularly in the range... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concerns. I have seen the attached prescription (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity). Your father-in-law is taking three medicines as a combination at one time and one tablet for high blood pressure at another time. Although he... Read Full »