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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Do stress and depression lead to hypertension and diabetes?

Query: Hi doctor,I am 49-year-old. I was assuming healthy until now. I am under severe stress because of massive business losses and recently got a full test conducted and report enclosed. I was diagnosed last time as having mild hypertension. I was suggested Atenolol 25. Kindly give your opinion.  Read Full »


Dr. Ankush Gupta

Criticalcare Physician, Family Physician, General Practitioner, Diabetologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. According to your reports (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity), blood sugar, cholesterol, hs-CRP (high-sensitivity C-reactive protein) very high, and Iron and Vitamin D are low. Start daily exercise. Avoid oily, fried, and outside food. Follow a st...  Read Full »

Is it fine to take the COVID vaccine for a patient with high BP, diabetes, and thyroid problem?

Query: Hi doctor, Whether high BP, diabetic, and thyroid patient can take COVID vaccine or any blood-thinning medicine is required? She takes the following medication Telmikind 40, Cetapin-XR, and Pentaloc 40. I am attaching the blood reports. Kindly give your opinion.  Read Full »


Dr. Nagaraj Patil

General Medicine Physician, General Practitioner, Internal Medicine Physician, Diabetologist

Answer: Hello. Welcome to icliniq.com. Yes, she can take the COVID vaccine. The blood reports are within normal limits (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity) except for a slight increase in TSH (thyroid-stimulating hormone). I am not sure if she is on any medications for the same (it ...  Read Full »

How to treat high blood pressure naturally?

Query: Hi doctor,I am 56 years old with a weight of 85 kilograms. I have high blood pressure, and my doctor advised me to take Novastat 5 mg daily. How to cure it naturally? Initially, my weight was 88 kilograms, and I have reduced it to 85 kilograms. I started to have this issue for ten years. I am attach...  Read Full »


Dr. Pratik Patil

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

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You are taking a tablet for high blood pressure. It is a blood-thinning medication that prevents all the complications that remain associated with raised blood pressure and hypertriglyceridemia. All your blood pressure recordings (attachments removed to protect the pati...  Read Full »

How to treat dizziness and headache in older adults?

Query: Hi doctor, My mother is ill for three days. She suffers from a headache and it hurts her very badly. She also has dizziness. Kindly give me a good solution for this issue.   Read Full »


Dr. Rupali Satija

Family Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Headache can occur due to various reasons. It is necessary to check her blood pressure and eyesight first. If any one of these is abnormal, then it is necessary to treat them accordingly. If she has a migraine headache, then she can take tablet Naxdom 500 (Naproxen ...  Read Full »

I am worried about my diastolic dysfunction. Kindly help me.

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 59 year old male. My weight is 230 kg and height is 5'11". I am suffering from high blood pressure for the last 15 years. I am taking Metoprolol and a combination of Triamterene and Hydrochlorothiazide. I had an echocardiogram before four years. It was mostly normal except for enla...  Read Full »


Dr. Rishu

Cardiologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Do not worry. Your report is not that bad. Most of the regurgitant lesions are very well tolerated by our body. Unless you are symptomatic like you have breathlessness or angina, etc., it is nothing to worry. Repeat your echocardiogram once every year and keep taking Meto...  Read Full »

Why is my blood pressure so high?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 23 years old with a weight of 73 kilograms. I am worried about my blood pressure ranging from 140/70 mmHg to 160/80 mmHg. What to do?   Read Full »


Dr. Muhammad Zohaib Siddiq

Cardiologist, General Practitioner

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Follow these measures to control your blood pressure. Avoid smoking and other addictions. Reduce your salt intake in your diet. Reduce taking fatty foods, junk foods, and saturated fats. Avoid having stress and anxiety. Do regular moderate-intensity exercise. Do bri...  Read Full »

Why are my blood pressure readings consistently high?

Query: Hello doctor, Yesterday my blood pressure reading was 180/120 mm Hg without any known cause. After checking again two hours later, my blood pressure reading was 170/120 mm Hg. After another four hours, the reading was 160/110 mm Hg. Today my blood pressure reading was 160/110 mm Hg. After checking ...  Read Full »


Dr. Muhammad Zohaib Siddiq

Cardiologist, General Practitioner

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. If blood pressure is raised for the first time, I would advise taking short-acting antihypertensive for few days. Monitor blood pressure, and if stable, then long-acting medicine will be started. Take Tablet Captopril 25 mg three times a day. Before starting, have se...  Read Full »

Why does my blood pressure raise on seeing a white coat?

Query: Hello doctor,I am a 27-year-old male working in the IT sector. For the past few months, I am monitoring my BP (blood pressure) and pulse rate. My blood pressure is in the range of 130/90 to 150/90 mm Hg, but today it was 140/90 mm Hg, and my pulse rate is in the range of 85-95 beats per minute. But ...  Read Full »


Dr. Muhammad Zohaib Siddiq

Cardiologist, General Practitioner

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. 140/90 mm Hg is the upper limit of normal blood pressure. Sometimes slightly higher blood pressure may be due to anxiety, especially hospital or related clinical anxiety called whitecoat hypertension. Avoid a sedentary lifestyle, adopt an active lifestyle, reduce sal...  Read Full »

What can cause mild fever and heaviness in the stomach?

Query: Hi doctor, My mother is 58 years old with a weight of 50 kilograms and a height of five feet. She is suffering from a stomach tumor for more than 20 years. Before 13 years, she suffered from brain stroke due to a clot formed in the brain. She is diabetic and hypertensive. She is taking continuous...  Read Full »


Dr. Durairaj Arjunan

Internal Medicine Physician, General Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi,Welcome to icliniq.com.She is suffering from constipation and she needs to take fiber-rich food. She needs to test her thyroid. Her pain mainly occurs due to disc problems. She needs to take an X-ray spine. For heaviness and abdominal discomfort, she needs to take prokinetics and proton pump inhi...  Read Full »

Kindly suggest ways to lower blood pressure at home.

Query: Hi doctor, My dad is 61 years old. He is having hypertension and I would like to know the best ways to reduce blood pressure at home. Hypertension runs in our family and he has pain in his nape area. He has a blood pressure of 150/100 mmHg. He had the same issue last month and his blood pressure wa...  Read Full »


Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

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

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Blood pressure should be less than 140/90 mmHg and Losartan can be taken as one tablet a day instead of half. Avoid giving excessive salt and give him plenty of fruits if he is not diabetic and plenty of green leafy vegetables. He needs to do regular exercise like brisk...  Read Full »

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