Hypertension

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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Do palpitation and increased heart rate indicate an underlying pathology?

Query: Hi doctor, My heart rate gets abnormal after different intervals. Yesterday my BP was 80/140. I get palpitation and feel uneasy while I am angry or during a sudden emotional rush. I have been feeling this problem for the past one year. I am taking Telmikind (20 mg), and Nebicard (2.5 mg). And I too...  Read Full »


Dr. Isaac Gana

Cardiologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thanks for your query. Sorry to hear about your health issues. Please be positive, and you will be fine. You were experiencing palpitations. These showcases as a rapid heartbeat or a racing heart. Often palpitations are not caused by underlying heart diseases. The r...  Read Full »

Can diabetes result in stiffness and burning sensation in the legs?

Query: My father aged is 62 years, suffering with DM-HTN > 25 years and had right side mild paralysis stroke (PPA) suffering with stiffness and burning sensation in both leg and feets.The recent investigations shows Fasting 90 mg , plbs 216 mg, Lipid Profile and urine examination resulted normal. Hba1c 8....  Read Full »


Dr. Divakara P

Diabetologist, Endocrinologist, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Pain Medicine Physician, Pulmonologist

Answer: HI, Welcome to icliniq Thanks for posting your Query . See the stiffness and burning sensation is due to nerve damage ( Neuropathy ) caused due to Uncontrolled Diabetes . A HBA1c of 8.5 means your father's diabetes is very poorly controlled and needs some changes in the dosage . I Advise him ...  Read Full »

My BP ranges from 120/80 to 130/90 mmHg. Does it indicate hypertension?

Query: Hi doctor, I am taking BP medicine for the last 1.5 years, with Nebi 2.5 daily in the morning. I always check my BP at home with a digital BP machine. It always measures within the limit i.e., between 110/70 - 120/80. But whenever I check manually, it always comes between 120/80 - 130/90. Becaus...  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 fine to have a variation of 10 to 20 mmHg between electrical and manual machines or even between any two devices, due to different standardizations. At present, you should act according to the BP readings of your machine only and take three readings at a time w...  Read Full »

Is it advisable for a person with BP, sugar, and gas problems to fast or skip meals?

Query: I am having b.P, sugar, gas problem, all under control. Sometimes gas problem s, chest burning, belching etc 1) Can I do fasting, skipping meals as everyone suggesting . What shall I take before taking medicine s as when on fast 2) Suggest multi grain s, 3) Eating non veg not shoot up sugar ? I am...  Read Full »


Dr. Subharanjini Ramesh

Dietician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq. Since all your problems are under control, you can do fasting. What kind of fasting you want to do? Is it totally not eating anything or eating like tiffin items without rice? I would suggest the second option as it will be easy for you to follow. Just avoid rice and eat any...  Read Full »

Is high blood pressure the cause of burning sensation on the left foot and wrist?

Query: Age 57, Male, height 175cm, weight 75kg, blood group o+ BP was 150/100. Started with telmeduce 40, after medication for 12 days BP was 130/100. Non diabetic. Stopped Telmeduce and started Telvas CT 40, continued for 3 days as of 08.09.20, yet to check BP Did complete Blood analysis, hemoglobin ...  Read Full »


Dr. Sugreev Singh

Internal Medicine Physician, General Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi Welcome to icliniq Thank you for writing us and i am concerned about you. I saw your reports and everything seems perfect except slightly increased RBC. Which is not really high. So do not worry about that. But sir your BP is 130/100 the systolic 130 is okay but diastolic has to below 85. It&rs...  Read Full »

Can dehydration result in dizzy feel and lightheadedness?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 23 years old. For about four weeks, I have been experiencing lightheadedness. It happens a few times each week. I never pass out, but I get very hot and feel like I might pass out. I have also not had an appetite. I have lost about 5 pounds from not being hungry. I went to the doctor...  Read Full »


Dr. Sadaf Mustafa

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You are too young to have high blood pressure. There could be many reasons for dizziness. The most important one is being orthostatic hypotension if you are on a blood pressure (BP) medication. Others could be thyroid disorder, anemia, vitamin B12 deficiency an...  Read Full »

How to treat nosebleed that occurred while sleeping?

Query: Nosebleeding. My mother bled her nose while sleeping. As a first aid, we told her to lean forward and press her nose while brrathing through her mouth. Should we worry?  Read Full »


Dr. B Vageesh Padiyar

ENT Otolaryngologist

Answer: Hi! The most probable cause of this particular bleed is accelerated hypertension. Epistaxis or nasal bleeds are classified into anterior or posterior (front or back part of the nose) based on the region from where they bleed. In your case, I would definitely consider posterior epistaxis as typically...  Read Full »

How serious is my mother's chest pain?

Query: Hi doctor, My mother, who is 62 years old, has been hospitalized for two days due to sudden sweating, chest pain and left hand pain. When she was admitted her BP was 190/110 mmHg. She is also a diabetic (150/270) and undergoing tremendous stress due to sudden personal loss. She underwent ECG and 2D ...  Read Full »


Dr. Mangesh Baliram Danej

Cardiologist, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through her reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). It can be unstable angina or MI (myocardial infarction). Please let me know the troponin I value. If it is negative repeatedly, then stress test is advisable. If positive, then straight coro...  Read Full »

I am anxious about having hypertension at this young age. Please advise.

Query: Hello doctor,I am a patient of hypertension which is now well-controlled with medicines (average 110/70). Also, I am having anxiety or stress due to my health as I am having hypertension at this young age. My cholesterol levels are Total Cholesterol 205, LDL 129, and HDL 48. My physical activity lev...  Read Full »


Dr. Saravan Pramod Settipalli

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Family Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. As you are on regular medication for hypertension, I just want to clarify when you were diagnosed and since when are you taking the medications. Also, please specify the name of the medication and its dosage. Hypertension at this early age is not so common unless th...  Read Full »

Please guide on lifestyle changes and diet regulations to maintain healthy heart function.

Query: Hello doctor, I am 37 years old. I have a problem with hypertension. All my reports regarding heart are being uploaded here. Please advise me on what should be my lifestyle changes for the betterment of the function and health of my heart. I am currently on Inderal 20.  Read Full »


Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

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

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your reports show minor derangements (attachment removed to protect patient identity), like BP (blood pressure), is slightly elevated, and lipid profile is mildy deranged. Echo shows minor changes of hypertension, and ECG shows sinus tachycardia only. So you need ...  Read Full »

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