Common "High Blood Pressure" queries answered by top doctors | iCliniq

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.

Recently Answered Questions Recently Answered Questions

All the answers published in this website are written by verified medical doctors, therapists and health experts. The Content has been moderated by iCliniq medical review team before publication. Post your medical clarifications on iCliniq by choosing the right specialty and get them answered. Your medical queries will be answered 24/7 by top doctors from iCliniq.

I am a 40-year-old female with high blood pressure and constant palpitations despite taking Indapamide. Please help..

Query: Hi doctor,I am a 40-year-old female with high blood pressure. I restarted Indapamide some days ago, and I started having constant palpitations. So I stopped it, but palpitations were still there. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Nagaraj

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. As you said, "restarted," you were known hypertensive? If yes, since when? How long have you stopped taking medicines? What was your blood pressure reading before starting the medication, and what is it now? Kind regards.  Read Full »

I am a 35 year old female with BP of 140/80 mmHg. Is it normal?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 35-year-old female. I checked my blood pressure today and it was 140/80 mmHg. I was told it was high. Is this normal or high. I am really worried. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to It is borderline. It is not worrisome. When blood pressure is elevated above 140/90 mmHg. Then it is considered elevated. Such once in a while, elevated blood pressure readings are well accepted. You should monitor your blood pressure three times a day for a week wit...  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

Answer: Hello, Welcome to 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 dr...  Read Full »

I have a history of angina. Is stopping Atenolol 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 even...  Read Full »

Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to 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 Inda...  Read Full »

A stroke immobilized my uncle's left hand and weakened his left leg. He had a high blood pressure of 210/140 mmHg and is taking Captopril with Atorvastatin. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, My uncle had a stroke, after which he was not able to move his left hand and has weakness in the left leg. He had a high blood pressure of 210/140 mmHg, and now he is taking Captopril with Atorvastatin. What should he do? Please help.   Read Full »

Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can understand your concern. There are two aspects, one is recovering from damage, and the other is prevention of such episodes. For recovery, I suggest the best and only available option is physiotherapy. He should be encouraged to move his weak part even if he is...  Read Full »

I have radiating upper back pain with high BP. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, In recent days, I have been experiencing upper back pain, at times radiating to my left arm and chest. I have indicated the precise location of the pain in the attached image, highlighted in yellow. I have also noticed elevated blood pressure readings at home, with a recent measurement of...  Read Full »

Dr. Sapkal Ganeshrao Patilba

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have reviewed the information you provided. Upper back pain radiating to the left arm and chest can have various causes, including muscle pain, stress, high blood pressure, or acidity. I suggest you get an ECG (electrocardiogram) to rule out any potential heart-r...  Read Full »

Does dark-colored urine occur due to a side effect of asthma medication?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 29 years old female, who weighs 138 lbs and I am 5.4 feet tall. Since a year, I have been suffering from very strange symptoms like dark yellow urine (very deep yellow and sometimes turbid and cloudy in appearance), yellowish eyes, very sour taste in the mouth throughout the day, i...  Read Full »

Dr. Goswami Parth Rajendragiri

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have carefully gone through your reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity), your case seems to be complicated. In the case of yellow urine and yellow sclera with weakness, first, we should rule out hemolytic anemia and jaundice. Jaundice can be from h...  Read Full »

I am concerned about my father’s high blood pressure. Help.

Query: Hello doctor,I am concerned about my father’s health. He has been dealing with high blood pressure for the past three years and is not able to recover or normalize his blood pressure. He has been taking Metoprolol. I am worried about the potential complications of BP, and I want to do everything I...  Read Full »

Dr. Dheeraj Kela

Answer: Hello,Welcome to isometric exercises, you are contracting a set of muscles without moving your joints or limbs. Wall sits, where you hold yourself in a seated position with your back against a wall, and planks, where you hold what looks like a push-up position, are fairly common iso...  Read Full »

My father suffers from dementia and hypertension. What can I do?

Query: Hello doctor, My father, who is 70 years old, has been diagnosed with dementia, and his condition seems to be progressively worsening. He also struggles with high blood pressure. As his daughter, I want his well-being and provide him with the best possible care. However, I am unsure of the ways to ...  Read Full »

Dr. Albana Greca

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I went through your query. Managing dementia and high blood pressure can be challenging, but there are several ways you can support him and improve his quality of life: 1. Medical Management: Ensure that your father is receiving appropriate medical care for both ...  Read Full »

How to cure my spouse's high blood pressure after being advised for a hysterectomy?

Query: Hello doctor, My spouse aged 47 years has been advised hysterectomy as there is a fibroid of 3.14 inch by 2.75 inch. Since hearing about an impending surgery, my spouse's blood pressure raised to 170/100. Now, she has been prescribed one tablet of Telmikind 40 per day and Tolol XR 50 twice a day fro...  Read Full »

Dr. Ayesha Naveed

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I would like you to know that only a disturbing news cannot raise her BP by that much. It has been there for a while, and the stress of surgery just revealed it. This seems to be essential hypertension which needs a continuous monitoring and treatment. Ask her to red...  Read Full »

ask-doctor-img Ask a Doctor Online

* Your first query consult is free!

Search for a Health Issue

Disclaimer: No content published on this website is intended to be a substitute for professional medical diagnosis, advice or treatment by a trained physician. Seek advice from your physician or other qualified healthcare providers with questions you may have regarding your symptoms and medical condition for a complete medical diagnosis. Do not delay or disregard seeking professional medical advice because of something you have read on this website. Read our Editorial Process to know how we create content for health articles and queries.