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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Can high triglycerides cause dizziness?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 31 year old male, and my query is related to high BP, light-headedness, and high lipids. Let me first share a background and then I will come to the problem. I am over 6 feet tall, and my weight presently is about 113 kg. I smoke cigarettes regularly, around 6 to 7 every day, fo...  Read Full »


Dr. Sadaf Mustafa

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. First of all, thank you for the beautiful history. I am sorry, but I disagree with your doctor here, you may not need any BP (blood pressure) medication at all. I know you may be surprised, but according to JNC 8 guidelines, we need to have at least two higher BP readi...  Read Full »

Can I take Melatonin while on Lisinopril?

Query: Hi doctor, I am currently taking Lisinopril for high BP. May I use a salt substitute to reduce magnesium level? Can I take Melatonin while on Lisinopril?  Read Full »


Dr. Sadaf Mustafa

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Yes, I suggest Melatonin can be consumed along with Lisinopril. Consult your doctor, discuss with him or her and then take the medicine with consent. It is not advisable to use a salt supplement with Lisinopril, as it can cause hyperkalemia (high potassium level ...  Read Full »

What is 'Trace TR' in echocardiography?

Query: Hello doctor,My father is suffering from high BP from two days. We met a cardiologist and I have the reports. Can you look at them? Our business is not going well. So, he is a lot tensed lately. He had something similar two years ago.  Read Full »


Dr. Ganesh P Sapkal

Cardiologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen the echo report you provided (attachment removed to protect patient identity). It is a normal echocardiography report. As your father is going through a tough phase and his BP is increased, it is better to give him antihypertension drugs provided by your...  Read Full »

Can cervical spondylosis cause dizziness?

Query: Hi doctor, I am suffering with severe dizziness. Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Anshul Varshney

Criticalcare Physician, Diabetologist, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Medical Gastroenterologist, Nephrologist, Pulmonologist, Rheumatologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. In order to give you a better treatment plan, I would like to know few more details. Are you a male or female? What is your age? Since when are you suffering from dizziness? And how severe it is? Do you have any vertigo? Or any history of visual or sle...  Read Full »

My blood pressure is 149/91 mmHg even after taking Tylenol. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I am having high blood pressure since my ER visit, five days back. I have been taking Tylenol, as per the ER discharge notes, and gradually getting worse since then. My blood pressure was 149/91 mmHg before, and now it is 154/91 mmHg after the visit. I keep having to catch deeper breaths ...  Read Full »


Dr. Parth R Goswami

Family Physician, General Practitioner, Hematologist, Pathologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You are having hypothyroidism problem, for which you are taking Levothyroxine tablets. Some form of headaches and irritation can occur as a side effect of Levothyroxine. And in hypothyroidism weakness can occur. High blood pressure is contributing to the headaches. I s...  Read Full »

I have PCOD and feel depressed with high BP during the time of ovulation. How to manage this?

Query: Hello doctor, I have PCOD since last ten years which progressed to hypothyroidism. I do not get my monthly menstrual cycle at all without medicines. I get into severe depression and emotionally unstable with high bp during the ovulation period. Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Ishwar Chandra Rai

Ayurveda Specialist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I want to help you. PCOD (polycystic ovarian disease) causes irregular period due to changes in hormones level. It can be managed naturally through ayurvedic medicines and Yoga practices, but it will take time at least three months. Kindly consult your doctor, and ta...  Read Full »

Can I take Clenbuterol for asthma?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 33 years old. My height is 176 cm and I weigh 77 kg. I started hitting gym a month back. I am into 1 hour daily workout, which include both aerobic and anaerobic exercises.  As per the BMI report, I was informed to keep my weight under 67-72 kg. Recently my gym trainer informed me...  Read Full »


Dr. Pooja Pardhi

General Medicine Physician, General Practitioner, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The drug you have mentioned is a beta2-adrenergic agonist and it can cause bronchodilation in asthmatics and can also burn fat. It has other side effects also such as it can cause tremors, increased heart rate, high blood pressure, muscle cramps and can also alter pota...  Read Full »

My sonography report of the heart says that I had a mild LA dilation. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor,I am a 48-year-old male with 5”8 height and 250 lbs in weight. No health problems. Blood pressure is 118/70. Total cholesterol is 165, LDL is 99, Hdl is 46 and Triglycerides 101. Had sonography of heart and said I had a mild LA dilation of 4.8 cm. Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Carlos L. Alviar Md, Facc

Cardiologist, Criticalcare Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. No major concern but it would be important to know why your left atrium is dilated. It may be because of higher blood pressure or problems with the heart valves or due to any heart muscle problem. I recommend you see a specialist as you might need some additional wor...  Read Full »

Why am I having palpitations with high blood pressure?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 18 years old and I have started to struggle with palpitations. When I was around 12 I started having high blood pressure and since then it has not stopped. I have gotten many tests done for my heart and all have turned out normal, but I am still concerned. I do have a poor diet and ...  Read Full »


Dr. Muhammad Zohaib Siddiq

Cardiologist, General Practitioner

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You have done many tests with cardiac point of view? First of all, raised blood pressure in very young age, 12 years in your case, should be investigated. It must be secondary to some other disease. One of which is called pheochromocytoma. This condition causes both hig...  Read Full »

Can High Blood Pressure Be The Reason For The Bloody Mucus From My Throat?

Query: Hello doctor, I had mucus from the throat, and it had minor blood in it. I went to the ER, and the blood pressure was 190/110. The doctors told the bleeding had to do with the blood pressure as the bleeding stopped as soon as blood pressure reducing pills were given orally. I had blood tests done to...  Read Full »


Dr. Mohammed Parvez

Internal Medicine Physician, General Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through all your reports you sent (attachment removed to protect patient identity) and they are normal. I am glad that despite very high blood pressure you have ended up having only minor bleeding, which I believe, was a warning sign. I would reco...  Read Full »

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