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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 am a 21-year-old boy, and every friend tries to leave me without thinking about my love and tension. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 21-year-old boy, and I need help. I am in trouble. No one loves me. Everybody hates me and tries to get rid of me. No one wants to be my friend. Every friend tries to leave me, and they do not think about my love and tension even though they know I have high blood pressure th...  Read Full »

Dr. Ruhi Satija

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I am sorry to hear about your situation. I can imagine how hard it is to be like this. These sound like self-esteem and confidence issues. You need to talk to a counselor or we can talk online via video consultation, and I can help you with your thoughts. You have se...  Read Full »

I have a death phobia, along with difficulty in breathing due to my high heart rate and BP. Should I take the BP medication?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 30-year-old. A friend of mine died two years ago. I was very afraid of that. Now there is only a little fear. I have seen many doctors. When my heart rate is increasing, it is very difficult to breathe. Breathing slowly reduces heart rate. I have done all kinds of tests like ECG...  Read Full »

Dr. Shahad Alshehri

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concern. I hope you are feeling better and doing great. I will assume that your blood pressure was measured properly in the clinic and accordingly you were given the antihypertensive medication. Well, as per the readings, it is ...  Read Full »

My BP increased rapidly, and I was admitted to a hospital where I underwent a few tests, and all reports were normal. What is the cause?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 40-year-old male who developed left knee pain four years ago. I visited a doctor for the same and underwent an MRI of my left leg and hip joint. But the reports were normal. So, the doctor said the pain was due to a psychological problem. So, he referred me to a psychiatrist, and I...  Read Full »

Dr. Vishal Anilkumar Gandhi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I went through your query and understood your concern. You have had depression in the past, and you are on antidepressants. In addition, you are on tablet D-Veniz 50 mg, which has hypertension as one of the side effects of long-term usage. Or you may have developed hypert...  Read Full »

How can I lower my high blood pressure at the age of 52?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 52-year-old individual who has been diagnosed with high blood pressure. I am seeking ways to effectively lower my blood pressure. Please suggest. Thank you.  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Zohaib Siddiq

Answer: Answer: Hello, Welcome to Here are some measures you can take to control your blood pressure: Avoid smoking and any other addictive substances. Reduce the amount of salt in your diet. Limit the consumption of fatty foods, junk foods, and saturated fats. Find ways to manage and r...  Read Full »

I suffer from high blood pressure despite taking medications. Do my medications need to be changed?

Query: Hi doctor,I had consulted with you before also. I am a 65-year-old widowed woman with one daughter. I am hypertensive and put on non-diabetics. First, I used to take three medications: Olmezest (olmesartan medoxomil) CH 20 milligrams, Rozavel (Rosuvastatin) 5 milligrams, and Nexpro RD (esomeprazole ...  Read Full »

Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. You can discuss with your treating doctor regarding the increase in the dose of Cilacar (Cilnidipine and Telmisartan) to 10 milligrams twice daily instead of once daily. If it can control the BP (blood pressure), then you can continue with the ...  Read Full »

Why is there fast heart rate and high blood pressure in a mitral valve prolapse patient?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a fast heart rate, palpitations, and high blood pressure. I have a mitral valve prolapse. I have been put on Amitriptyline, Florinef, and Propranolol.  Read Full »

Dr. Bilal Munawar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concern. This is most likely pheochromocytoma, anxiety, panic attacks or essential hypertension. A pheochromocytoma can also cause arterial resistant hypertension which could be fatal sometimes and this blood pressure is usually no...  Read Full »

Is it fine to increase the Spironolactone dose after taking it for four weeks?

Query: Hi doctor, I have had chronic acne for the past ten years and recently I have been prescribed Spironolactone. I am taking 50 mg of Spironolactone once daily as prescribed. Currently, I am also on Methylphenidate. According to my prescription label, after four weeks, I am recommended to start taking ...  Read Full »

Dr. Sandhya Narayanan Kutty

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. As advised by your doctor, the Spironolactone tablet is to be used once daily for four weeks as per the history provided from your end, and I would like to advise you the same. It takes time for our body to get used to a specific dosage before...  Read Full »

I am a 41-year-old woman with no diabetes and high blood pressure. Kindly evaluate my eGFR values.

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 41-year-old woman with no diabetes and high blood pressure. In a recent blood test, my eGFR was 63.44 mL/min/1.73mSq and my creatinine was 90 nmol/L. All other renal function tests (urea, potassium, sodium, bicarbonate, and chloride) are within normal range. In the lab results r...  Read Full »

Dr. Yash Kathuria

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concern regarding your GFR (glomerular filtration rate) level. So as I can see in your reports (attachment removed to protect patient’s identity), your creatinine level is normal along with other parameters. GFR depends on many ...  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 194.00 Ibs. 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 »

Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to 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 »

I am a 21-year-old, and my blood pressure increases significantly whenever I eat or do a little walk. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 21-year-old. My blood pressure increases significantly to 160/90 mmHg whenever I eat or do a little walk, especially after eating or drinking water. I am a little obese. I did my RFT test. My creatinine levels are 0.7 mg/dL, with a GFR of 128 mL/min. My kidney ultrasound is also...  Read Full »

Dr. Penchilaprasad Kandikattu

Answer: Hello, Welcome to What about renal artery color Doppler? The possible causes of secondary hypertension are- 1. White coat hypertension. 2. Masked hypertension. 3. Pheochromocytoma. 4.Hyperaldosteronism. 5. Renal parenchymal or after diseases. 6. Cardiac problems like coarctation...  Read Full »

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