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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Is Cilnidipine the right choice for high BP with pedal edema?

Query: Hello doctor, My wife is 70 years old. She is a diabetic for 15 years, has mild BP for more than 20 years, and hypothyroidism for eight years. All are under control. She is taking Glycomet 500 mg twice a day, Thyronorm 50 mcg, and Cilacar 10 mg at breakfast time. I recorded her BP readings on Omro...  Read Full »

Dr. Nasir

Pain Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, General Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your question. The recording and monitoring that you are doing are quite commendable. Coming to the query, the change from Amlodipine to Cilnidipine was justified as Amlodipine is known to cause pedal edema that is swelling of the feet. From you...  Read Full »

Will BP medication cause breathing problems?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 62-year-old male. I have high BP and essential tremor. I was on Betacap 40 and Losartan 50, but have stopped since I was not comfortable and developed breathing problems. Now I am on Telma 80 and Tenormin 50. This takes care of my essential tremor as well. I am concerned that I...  Read Full »

Dr. Sandeep V Nair

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Medical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Beta-blockers treat essential tremor like Propranolol (Betacap), and Tenormin (Atenolol) is another such beta-blocker. Breathlessness is a known side effect of beta-blockers. Atenolol (Tenormin), however, is a cardioselective B1 blocker. Hence it is also used as a d...  Read Full »

What foods should I avoid to lower my blood pressure?

Query: Hi doctor, I have high blood pressure for a week now. I have the highest blood pressure of 175 by 100 mm Hg and it is not getting down to 130 by 90 mm Hg. I can feel my heart beating so fast and I get nervous. Sometimes, my legs lose their strength and started to shake. Sometimes, I have a headache...  Read Full »

Dr. Vivek Pillai


Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Having a blood pressure of 175 by 100 mm Hg is high and the symptoms are attributable to anxiety. So I advise you to check your blood pressure at rest and after emptying your bladder. You should decrease the content of salt intake, pickles, and canned food. You need to ...  Read Full »

What is the best medication to reduce high blood pressure?

Query: Hello doctor, I seek your medical advice regarding my wife's hypertension. She is 70 years old and diabetic. Her Hb A1c is always below 6. She used to have mild BP before a few years, and her systolic reading was 140 to150 and diastolic 80 but not higher readings in both. Our physician at that time...  Read Full »

Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Cardiologist, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Her sugar readings are fine, so she should continue with the same. However, her BP readings are elevated. Our target blood pressure is systolic 110 to 130, and even 130-140 is fine but less desirable. And diastolic anything less than 90 mmHg, does not matter how much...  Read Full »

Kindly interpret my ECG.

Query: Hi doctor, My ECG report showed left axis deviation, left anterior fascicular block and prolonged QT interval. Is this an abnormal ECG? What kind of health issue I am having? I am a 48 year old female. Also, I am diabetic since four years.  Read Full »

Dr. Rishu


Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Left ventricular hypertrophy is the most important cause of left axis deviation and left anterior fascicular block. Hypertension (high blood pressure) can very often result in left ventricular hypertrophy causing left axis deviation. QT prolongation can be because of many...  Read Full »

What should I do to correct my sleep apnea with high BP?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 51-year-old male. I am a former athlete and continue to lift five to six days a week. Last year, I was diagnosed with high BP (175/115). This was due to TRT, which I immediately stopped (it has been a year since I have used any TRT). I was on Amlodipine 5 mg, yet that did not h...  Read Full »

Dr. Vandana Patidar

Psychiatrist, Psychotherapist, Psychologist Counsellor, Sleep Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Yes, looking at your weight, it is a possibility that you have sleep apnea issues. I suppose with home sleep study, the doctor should be able to start a medicine. Mattresses usually do not matter, but yes, you should avoid using a pillow because that inclination ...  Read Full »

How to treat high blood pressure naturally?

Query: I do have high blood pressure and doctor gives daily prescription of 5 mg of Novast tablet. What can I use based on natural way of healing it. I am, 56 years of age. I weighed 88 kg but now reduced to 85 kg. It got started before 10 years.  Read Full »

Dr. Pratik Patil

General Medicine Physician, General Practitioner, Internal Medicine Physician, Medical Oncologist

Answer: Hello. Greetings. The tablet you are consuming now is a blood thinning medication which prevents all the complications that are associated with raised blood pressure and hypertriglyceridemias. Its a good thing that all your blood pressure recordings are good and you are in no need to take any blo...  Read Full »

How to treat dizziness and headache in older adults?

Query: Hi doctor, My mother is very ill for three days. She has headache which hurts her very badly. She also has dizziness. Kindly give me a good solution for this problem. Thank you.   Read Full »

Dr. Rupali Satija

Family Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq. I am sorry to hear about the condition of your mother. The problem of headache can occur due to many reasons. It is necessary to check her blood pressure and her eyesight first. If any of the one is abnormal, it is good to treat them accordingly. If there is a history of mi...  Read Full »

Can you please interpret the attached EKG report?

Query: Hello doctor, My mother takes Losartan to manage her BP for a few years now. This week her BP went up to 190/115; she took an additional Losartan (50 mg) dose, which got better. The BP has been fluctuating since but has not been that high. She feels a little lethargic, with a dull headache and a li...  Read Full »

Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Cardiologist, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Her EKG (Electrocardiogram) shows Q waves in III AVF (Arteriovenous fistula), and no significant ST T abnormalities are seen. These Q waves mean there might be a possibility of an old heart attack. So she should undergo an ECHO to rule out the case of an old heart at...  Read Full »

Can high BP result in a persistent dizzinesss?

Query: Hello doctor, My mother has very high BP, and the doctor diagnosed her with TIA. She is unable to get up now. He had said that she will be fine in two or three days and will be able to get up on the bed. However, she fell rapidly on the bed again when we tried to lift her. We are giving her vertigo...  Read Full »

Dr. Hitesh Kumar


Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I would like to know some details about the symptoms: Are these symptoms episodic or persistent throughout the day? What the patient exactly feel while trying to get up? Are there any weakness of arms, legs or facial deviation, change in voice, etc.? Is the...  Read Full »

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