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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Please suggest a diet plan for a person with high blood pressure and sugar.

Query: 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...  Read Full »


Dr. Revathi Sundaramurthy

Ayurveda Specialist, Yoga Specialist, Nutritionist, Dietician

Answer: 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 a...  Read Full »

Should I consider taking anti-hypertensive drugs for my BP readings?

Query: Hi doctor, I tried monitoring my blood pressure for the past two weeks. My average is around 130/90 (please see attached records of BP and lipid profile test). Can I be already considered as hypertensive? Should I need to take BP lowering maintenance at this point? Also, I am on statin maintenance...  Read Full »


Dr. Isaac Gana

Cardiologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understood your concern. Thank you very much for attaching your blood pressure readings (attachment removed to protect patient identity). It helps a lot to understand better what the problem might be. Your readings are all within normal but can be said to...  Read Full »

Is high blood pressure the cause of burning sensation on the left foot and wrist?

Query: Age 57, Male, height 175cm, weight 75kg, blood group o+ BP was 150/100. Started with telmeduce 40, after medication for 12 days BP was 130/100. Non diabetic. Stopped Telmeduce and started Telvas CT 40, continued for 3 days as of 08.09.20, yet to check BP Did complete Blood analysis, hemoglobin ...  Read Full »


Dr. Sugreev Singh

Internal Medicine Physician, General Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi Welcome to icliniq Thank you for writing us and i am concerned about you. I saw your reports and everything seems perfect except slightly increased RBC. Which is not really high. So do not worry about that. But sir your BP is 130/100 the systolic 130 is okay but diastolic has to below 85. It&rs...  Read Full »

Can dehydration result in dizzy feel and lightheadedness?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 23 years old. For about four weeks, I have been experiencing lightheadedness. It happens a few times each week. I never pass out, but I get very hot and feel like I might pass out. I have also not had an appetite. I have lost about 5 pounds from not being hungry. I went to the doctor...  Read Full »


Dr. Sadaf Mustafa

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You are too young to have high blood pressure. There could be many reasons for dizziness. The most important one is being orthostatic hypotension if you are on a blood pressure (BP) medication. Others could be thyroid disorder, anemia, vitamin B12 deficiency an...  Read Full »

What effect would late night sleep have on elevated blood pressure?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 37 years old. My BP reading is 160/115 mmHg and I am sleeping late. Please advise what I should do.  Read Full »


Dr. Ahmed Goha

Cardiologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. You need to start taking medication to lower down your BP pressure. Additional tests are needed to exclude secondary causes of high BP and ensure no end-organ damage as high BP can affect the heart and kidney.  Read Full »

How serious is my mother's chest pain?

Query: Hi doctor, My mother, who is 62 years old, has been hospitalized for two days due to sudden sweating, chest pain and left hand pain. When she was admitted her BP was 190/110 mmHg. She is also a diabetic (150/270) and undergoing tremendous stress due to sudden personal loss. She underwent ECG and 2D ...  Read Full »


Dr. Mangesh Baliram Danej

Cardiologist, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through her reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). It can be unstable angina or MI (myocardial infarction). Please let me know the troponin I value. If it is negative repeatedly, then stress test is advisable. If positive, then straight coro...  Read Full »

Why is my blood pressure very high although tests are normal?

Query: Hello doctor,I am 19, exercise regularly and eat healthy, yet my blood pressure is always very high at the doctor. He says this is only because of my anxiety disorder. It has been as high as 168/110 before. He did a physical and CBC, thyroid, glucose, and kidney function test and they all came back ...  Read Full »


Dr. Mashfika N Alam

Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Hypertension at your age is not usual and if it is present, a few things need to be evaluated thoroughly, especially your kidneys and your adrenal glands. A renal function test will not be helpful in this case. An MRI or ultrasound of the kidneys would be required to rule...  Read Full »

What laxative can be taken for constipation?

Query: Hi doctor, My mother, who is 80 years old, has diabetes, high BP and thyroid since last 15 years. She is under control with medicines. She has chronic constipation since last 30 years and uses different laxatives. In the past one year, her constipation has increased and even high doses of laxatives...  Read Full »


Dr. Ankur Jindal

Medical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Chronic constipation in old age is common. She also has diabetes, which may also contribute to decrease in bowel movements. One should always rule out stool impaction in large bowel in elderly. My advice is ask her to take plenty of water, small frequent meals, low fat ...  Read Full »

Should I continue BP tablets if BP falls than normal sometimes?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 35 years old. I got mild hypertension during my pregnancy and it continues still. My usual blood pressure will be 140/90 mmHg. Both my parents are with high BP. I have taken my blood tests and urine analysis. Everything is fine, including my ECG. Last year due to improper posture,...  Read Full »


Dr. Naresh Kumar Monigari

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I had gone through all the data posted. If your high blood pressure has started during the time of pregnancy, then it may go down within six weeks after delivery. If it does not decrease with six weeks, then it is unlikely to go down. So, you need to continue tablet....  Read Full »

Will high blood pressure cause tiredness in patients?

Query: Hello doctor, My mother in law has high blood pressure of 160/110 mmHg. She is normal during day time but dull in the evening. A local doctor prescribed her medicines but she did not get any relief. What should I do?  Read Full »


Dr. Amiya Kumar Chattopadhyay

Cardiologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. She is obese. Try weight reduction and salt restrictions. What medicine she has been taking please mention the name and dose of medicine? Based on that I can advise you. Please undergo the following investigations: 1.BUN (blood urea nitrogen). 2. Lipid profile. 3. F...  Read Full »

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