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Hypertension or high blood pressure is a health condition where the force exerted by the blood on the artery wall is high. Persistent high blood pressure is a significant risk factor for stroke, heart failure, chronic kidney disease, cardiovascular diseases, etc.

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Does renal denervation effectively treat my hypertension?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been hearing about a procedure called renal sympathetic denervation for treating hypertension. Can you explain how it works and its effectiveness? Also, I am curious about the FDA's (Food and Drug Administration) stance on this procedure. Could you provide some insights?   Read Full »

Dr. Vandana Andrews

Answer: Hi, We welcome you to icliniq family. I appreciate the confidence you place in me for your healthcare consultation. Renal sympathetic denervation is an innovative procedure designed to help manage treatment-resistant hypertension, a condition in which blood pressure remains high despite the use of...  Read Full »

How can I proactively prevent hypertension?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 27-year-old woman, and I have been somewhat concerned about my blood pressure lately. It appears that hypertension runs in my family, so I am interested in understanding my own susceptibility to it. Is it solely determined by genetics, or are there steps I can take to mitigate ...  Read Full »

Dr. C. Elanchezhian

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. People with high blood pressure may not experience symptoms. The only way to know is to have your blood pressure checked regularly. Factors that increase the risk of developing high blood pressure include the following: Older age (althou...  Read Full »

I am a 20-year-old with pain in my left arm and chest with a low HDL. Should I be concerned about heart problems?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 20 years old. I had pain in my left arm and chest slightly two days back. After this, I got tested for cholesterol level, and my overall cholesterol level is desirable. But my HDL is 25 mg/dL, and my LDL is 101 mg/dl. Yesterday my blood pressure was 150/80 mmHg. I am concerned if...  Read Full »

Dr. Isaac Gana

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concern. According to the values mentioned, the level of HDL (high-density lipoprotein) is low. The normal levels should be more than 50 mg/dL. HDL is the cholesterol your body needs to avoid heart-related diseases, and a low amo...  Read Full »

My hypertension medicines are causing side effects. What to do?

Query: Hello doctor, I have hypertension and also suffer from asthma. I have been prescribed ARBs. However, I have experienced respiratory side effects (dyspnea) that lead me to discontinue the medication. The side effects are class effect and all drugs from this class will have these effects. I cannot use...  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Majid Hanif

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have reviewed your health query and can understand your worries about hypertension and appropriate medications. Although thorough physical evaluation is mandatory here, I would assist you based on the details provided here. I would suggest you start afresh with lif...  Read Full »

I am attaching my Doppler report taken for swollen ankle. Please give your opinion.

Query: Hello doctor,I am a 39-year-old male with a history of hypertension. My BP medication was changed for the past six months and the doctor put me on Metosartan 50, and Amlodipine 5 mg. For four to five weeks, my ankle joints are swollen. I went to an orthopedic, and he asked for a venous Doppler lower...  Read Full »

Dr. Settipalli Saravan Pramod

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have gone through your Doppler report (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Before making the diagnosis, I want a few things pertaining to your problem, like your complaining of swelling of both ankles joints like on and off. 1. Do you have a fever wi...  Read Full »

Are high levels of metanephrines and high blood pressure the reason for my kidney failure?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 36-year-old woman. My kidney is failing. I have high levels of metanephrines. My blood pressure is high and sometimes it is low. Also, I experience anxiety, tiredness, headache, and bloating. I am not sure whether I have water retention. I went for investigations three years bac...  Read Full »

Dr. Thiyagarajan. T

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern and would be happy to help. I have reviewed your reports (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity). The metanephrines and normetanephrines are not high enough to suspect a pheochromocytoma or paraganglioma. Also, you have fewer...  Read Full »

My mother is taking medications for hypertension and anxiety. What can we do to keep her healthy?

Query: Hi doctor,I have attached my mother's latest blood reports. Please let us know if there is anything else we can do to keep her healthy. She is currently taking tablet Telma Beta 25 mg for hypertension and tablet Gabatin 100 mg for carpal tunnel syndrome. In addition, she began taking anti-anxiety me...  Read Full »

Dr. Goswami Parth Rajendragiri

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. I have reviewed the reports (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity). I recommend starting with an anti-lipidemic medication such as tablet Atorvastatin (Lipitor) or tablet Rosuvastatin (Crestor). Her HbA1c level is also at b...  Read Full »

Why do I suffer from erectile dysfunction and ejaculate early?

Query: Hello doctor, How far is the left ventricular diastolic dysfunction serious? I am 68 years old. I also suffer from diabetes, BP, heart issues. I have had an angioplasty done 10 years back and again an angiography five years back. Please advice.  Read Full »

Dr. K. Shanmuganandan

Answer: Hi, Welcome to You have LV dysfunction possibly due to a combination of hypertension and coronary artery disease. I would like to know whether the severity of LV dysfunction is critical or not, what type of LV dysfunction is there and what is the ejection fraction? I would be happy if...  Read Full »

My mother has a burning sensation under her feet. Is it due to diabetes and hypertension?

Query: Hi doctor, My mother has had a burning sensation under her feet for a few days. When it is burning, she like walking barefoot and applying the cream. She is diabetic and hypertensive. Current medications: Glycomet GP 3/850 one in the morning and one at night. Voglibode 0.3 one in the morning, Telmis...  Read Full »

Dr. Anshul Varshney

Answer: Hi, Welcome to We are here to help you. This is a sign of diabetic neuropathy that is affecting her. This requires clinical examination. This is not a reversible condition but can be well controlled with medicines. I prefer to treat my patients with diabetic neuropathy with a combinati...  Read Full »

y 65-year-old father has been experiencing a sudden increase in his blood pressure despite getting normal reports. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, I am writing to seek your professional advice and expertise regarding a concerning issue with my 65-year-old father's health. He has always been in good health with no previous issues of high blood pressure or other medical conditions. However, over the past three days, we have noticed a ...  Read Full »

Dr. Ashaq Hussain Parrey

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concern. Considering his age of over 60 years, it is likely that he has essential hypertension, as approximately 50% of people in this age group are hypertensive. However, the sudden onset of hypertension requires further invest...  Read Full »

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