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 you please explain my father's test results?

Query: Hi doctor, My father is 78 years old. He generally maintains good health except being diabetic for the last two years. However, since last once month his WBC, urea and creatinine values are abnormally high indicating kidney malfunctioning. He has lost 4 to 6 kg in the last three months and his appe...  Read Full »


Dr. Prakash H Muddegowda

Geriatrician, Hematologist, Pathologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Based on your query and attached reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity), my opinion is as follows: Diabetes appears to be in good control. However, due to renal disease, blood pressure must be high. He is on multiple medications for blood pressure for no...  Read Full »

Is it normal for headaches to increase BP?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 26 year old male. My height is 5'8" and weight is 75 kg. For two weeks, I have been having a lot of gas and burping without any other discomfort. Due to my tough work schedule in the last week I slept only 3 to 4 hours every day. Now from the last four days, I am feeling pressure a...  Read Full »


Dr. Talal Hussain

Family Physician, General Practitioner, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have understood your problem and must say that it is quite a common complaint to my clinic. Here you must understand is that the hormones in our bodies have a lot of important functions including like sleep, mental well being, ability to fight infection, digestion, etc....  Read Full »

What can cause mild fever and heaviness in the stomach?

Query: My mother's age is 58, height is 5 feet, weight around 50 kg. She suffered a stomach tumour more than 20 years back, which was to be operated upon. 13 years back, she suffered a brain stroke because of the clotting of a vein inside the brain. She is diabetic and has hypertension too. Since then she ...  Read Full »


Dr. Durairaj Arjunan

Internal Medicine Physician, General Medicine Physician

Answer: She is having constipation and give her fiber rich food and also test her thyroid. The pain that you mentioned is mainly because of her disc problem most likely. Get xray spine done initially. For her heaviness and abdominal discomfort we may add prokinetics and proton pump inhibitors ( Rabiu...  Read Full »

Kindly suggest ways to lower blood pressure at home.

Query: Hi, my dad who’s 61 years old has been experiencing hypertension and I would like to ask what are the best ways to ease/lower the blood pressure at home? Hypertension runs in his family. He has pain in the nape area, and his BP is 150/100. Same issue happened last month, his BP was 160/100 and...  Read Full »


Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

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

Answer: Hello, BP target should be less than 140/90 mmhg. Losartan may be increased to 1 tablet daily instead of half. He should avoid excessive salt, and have plenty of fruits if not diabetic and plenty of green leafy vegetables. Have regular exercises like brisk walking for atleast 30 min a day. If ...  Read Full »

Why is my blood pressure high, and I am not able to sustain an erection?

Query: Hi doctor, My penis gets soft very quickly and I cannot sustain erection for a long time. Moreover, after one session, it is very difficult to cope up with the next session. Sometimes, when I use a condom it is very difficult for me to enjoy my sex. Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Ashok Kumar Choudhary

Andrologist, General Practitioner, Geriatrician, Psychiatrist, Psychologist Counsellor, Psychotherapist, Sexologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Before we can make any conclusions, I request you to provide the following details, so an impression can be made about the cause of the problem. How long you are facing this problem of erection? How the problem started, whether it was sudden in onset or build up slowly ov...  Read Full »

Am I taking enough medicines to manage hypertension?

Query: Hi doctor, For controlling my hypertension, I was prescribed Benicar 40/12.5 mg once in the morning, Amlodipine 5 mg twice a day and Clonidine once in the evening. These were prescribed after ECG and blood work. Even, after taking the medication, my BP is usually 160/85 mmHg. What to do further...  Read Full »


Dr. Sadaf Mustafa

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I want to highlight a few important points here: Amlodipine should be used once daily. Instead of taking 5 mg twice daily you should take 10 mg once daily, which is the maximum dose. Clonidine on the other side can actually cause rebound hypertension, which ca...  Read Full »

My father is a stroke patient with high blood pressure. How to control his BP?

Query: Hello doctor, My father is 65 years old. He had a stroke (left thalamic ich) a few months back, but now his blood pressure remains very high which is 110/180-200. Presently he is taking Prazopress 2.5 1-1-1, Olmesan 40 1-0-1, and Cardobis 1-0-1. Please advise.  Read Full »


Dr. Muhammad Zohaib Siddiq

Cardiologist, General Practitioner

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. If there is any acute stressful condition, tackle it. BP will be fine. Measures to control BP (blood pressure): 1. Avoid smoking and other addictions. 2. Reduce salt intake in diet. 3. Reduce fatty foods, junk foods, and saturated fats. 4. Avoid stress and anxiety....  Read Full »

Can Amlodipine result in tinnitus?

Query: Hi doctor, I have high blood pressure for the last four years. According to my doctor, it happens from genetic since both parents suffering from it. Usually, I have a problem with diastolic blood pressure. It has reached 95, and even more since the systolic stays with 130 or max 140, since that tim...  Read Full »


Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

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

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It is rare, but yes Amlodipine can cause tinnitus, and it is worthwhile to change it to other medications. The best alternative option is of ARBs (Angiotension II receptor blockers) like Telmisartan. The equivalent dose would be 40 mg once daily, and it would take a...  Read Full »

Why does my mom's BP keeps fluctuating so much?

Query: My mums bp level was raised to 160/140 2 days back we took her to the doc but no one got her admitted to the hospital because of the covid situation they just gave her medications her bp is normal now but she has very much weakness she's feeling a lot dizzy she can't even sit or stand she starts fee...  Read Full »


Dr. Mahendra Thakre

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, I hope you are doing well. I can understand your concern. I need to know, whether she had past history of hypertension, or she was on any medication prior to this episode. The sudden rise to Blood pressure can be due to simple stress, anxiety some time pain. If she is known hypertensive then sk...  Read Full »

Does high blood pressure affect the kidneys?

Query: Hi doctor, My mom is 65 years old. Her blood pressure is 180/90 mmHg. She is suffering from urine infection and her serum uric acid is 7.6 mg/dL. I have attached her other reports for your reference. She is currently on Norflox 400 twice daily, Ciploric 300 one tablet daily at night, Telma AM one t...  Read Full »


Dr. Muhammad M. Hanif Md.

Cardiologist, Criticalcare Physician, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. This is due to high blood pressure. Her urine culture and sensitivity report attached (attachment removed to protect patient identity) is negative, meaning there is no known pathogen in her urine that may have caused the infection. Her uric acid levels are not that much h...  Read Full »

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