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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Is it possible to reverse LVH?

Query: Hi, This is regarding my husband who is 35 years of age. Four years back, after a nasal septoplasty surgery, the doctors realized that his blood pressure was very high. After doing all the tests he was diagnosed with moderate concentric LVH. My husband who is 5 feet and 6 inches was 98 kgs then. He ...  Read Full »

Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

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

Answer: Hello, I have gone through his reports. So he has hypertension and he needs to be on medication for long term. However in future with weight loss and healthy lifestyle like avoiding fatty oily and high calorie food, plenty of green vegetables and fruits etc. his requirement for antihypertensive m...  Read Full »

How to overcome the side effects on increasing the dose of Amlodipine?

Query: Hello doctor, I am currently taking Amlopin-M at night and Omnitan-H in the morning. My blood pressure taken at home is consistently in the range 140-150/85-90. Last time my doctor increased the medicine dose suddenly and it did not suit me and caused palpitations, dizziness, and weakness. Please s...  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Zohaib Siddiq

Cardiologist, General Practitioner

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Blood pressure (BP) is controlled with lifestyle modifications and dietary modifications. Following are the measures to control BP: 1. Avoid smoking and other addictions. 2. Reduce salt intake in the diet. 3. Reduce fatty foods, junk foods, saturated fats (Mediterra...  Read Full »

Why am I having raised blood pressure on going to hospital?

Query: Hi doctor, I would like to consult regarding my situation, my blood pressure is normal but everytime I go to clinic or hospital I feel nervous so my blood pressure becomes high. Any recommendations or medication on this? Is it safe to go back to work while the COVID-19 pandemic is still on going? ...  Read Full »

Dr. Tanmai Yermal (jain)

Internal Medicine Physician, Cardiologist, General Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your query and can understand your concern. I would like to know some more details about your present problem. How many times have you checked your blood pressure in clinic and what was the range of BP? I mean how much it rises? Do you have any ca...  Read Full »

What causes hip pain in a diabetic and hypertensive patient?

Query: Hello doctor, My mother is having lower hip side pain for almost a week now. She is taking maintenance medicines for high blood pressure (Approvel) and 24 units of Insulin everyday. What could be causing the pain and can I give her pain reliever?  Read Full »

Dr. Santosh-kumar Bashyal

Orthopaedician And Traumatologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Looking into mother's problem, you have got both hypertension and diabetic under Insulin with hip pain. First of all we need to understand what is the association between the current problem and existing diseases. Once we understand why it is happening and try to find ...  Read Full »

What is the most common cause of retinal detachment in diabetic patient?

Query: Hello doctor, I am worried about my mother's retinal detachment. She has diabetes and hypertension. I have an x-ray of her eye. She is currently located abroad and I would love to have a second opinion on what process she should be taking.  Read Full »

Dr. Hussein Ayoub

Eye Care Ophthalmologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Let me first reassure you, your mother case seems to be not urgent. Judging by the information you gave and the attached O.C.T scan (attachment removed to protect patient identity) you have done: -The left eye seems quite normal. -The right eye has some macular ed...  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 »

Why are there boils in the ear of a diabetic and hypertensive patient?

Query: Hello doctor, My wife is 70 years old. She is diabetic and hypertensive, she has dry and itchy skin. For that she is taking head bath and applying oil on scalp. She is prone to sinus problems. Now for a couple of days there are boils inside and outside left ear. It is troubling her very much. Pleas...  Read Full »

Dr. Mehak Agarwal

Diabetologist, Family Physician, ENT Otolaryngologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. With the picture it appears like a hair follicle infection of the small hair in the ear canal (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Considering her age and that she suffers from diabates and hypertension (diabetic people have slightly less immunity compar...  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 »

What could be the reson for recurrent epistaxis with no obvious pathology?

Query: Hi doctor, I currently have recurrent epistaxis. This has started since four years on a yearly basis to a daily basis since six months. I have been seeing an ent consultant but due to COVID-19, I am unable to see him until August. I had recent blood tests and MRI which came back all clear. I had an...  Read Full »

Dr. Syed Tehmid

ENT Otolaryngologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You have recurrent epistaxis and you have been cauterized also a number of times. There does not seem to be any obvious pathology on examination by endoscopy. I must point out that epistaxis can be idiopathic in more than 50% patients. This is because certain patie...  Read Full »

Please suggest precautionary steps for BP patients from COVID-19.

Query: Hello doctor, I am having a history of hypertension for the last 13 years. My BMI is around 39 and recently I found grade 1 diastolic dysfunction. What is your advice on going out to the office? As I am working in a bank and it comes under essential services. What precautions should I take against ...  Read Full »

Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

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

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Certainly, you fall into hig-risk category and prevention is very important in your case, so ideally you should avoid going to bank or outside as much as possible. But this may not be possible for essential service providers like you, doctors. If you could not manag...  Read Full »

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