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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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How can I lower my high blood pressure at the age of 52?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 52-year-old individual who has been diagnosed with high blood pressure. I am seeking ways to effectively lower my blood pressure. Please suggest. Thank you.  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Zohaib Siddiq

Answer: Answer: Hello, Welcome to Here are some measures you can take to control your blood pressure: Avoid smoking and any other addictive substances. Reduce the amount of salt in your diet. Limit the consumption of fatty foods, junk foods, and saturated fats. Find ways to manage and r...  Read Full »

Is it safe for a hypertensive patient to take Viagra?

Query: Hi doctor,I am 51 years being treated for coronary ectasia and hypertension. I am taking the following medicines now. Tablet Clopilet 75 mg, Warf 2.5 mg and Nebicard H. Can I take Viagra for erectile dysfunction?  Read Full »

Dr. Vinod Kumar Atreya

Answer: Hi, Welcome to The drug Viagra (Sildenafil) can cause potential side effects alone and certainly in combination with the above drugs. It can cause hypertension and even the heart attack also. So it is not safe in the asked context.   Read Full »

What causes chest tightness, sweaty palms, and uneasiness?

Query: Hi doctor,My son-in-law aged 44 years, slightly overweight, had symptoms of tightness of chest, sweaty palm and uneasiness. The tests showed blood pressure reading as 140/80 mmHg and ECG showed left ventricle irregularity. Please advise.  Read Full »

Dr. Rishu Sharma

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Left ventricular hypertrophy is because of hypertension, however, ECG (electrocardiogram) is just a baseline test of cardiology. The tightness of chest associated with sweating can be stable angina. Stable angina is chest pain or discomfort that most often occurs with a...  Read Full »

I am on antihypertensive drugs. Can I take Viagra for an erection?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 61-year-old man weighing 185 pounds, a non-drinker, non-smoker, and generally in good health. I had never had an operation or been hospitalized. I work in an office, mainly sitting, and I walk about 15 to 45 minutes daily. I swim for about 5 (May to September) months every year ...  Read Full »

Dr. Anshul Varshney

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I must tell you one thing erectile dysfunction is primarily psychological. It is not a prominent side effect of Irbesartan. It is also used for the treatment of erectile dysfunction. Your ECG (electrocardiogram) suggests your heart rate is on the lower side. Else I c...  Read Full »

How can an agressive patient who speaks loud and beats be controlled?

Query: Hello doctor,My father is 69 years old. We live in a one room small house. He continuously speaks loudly the whole day long. He beats my elder sister and always argues with everyone at home. Every other day there is quarrel in my house. He is not an alcoholic but he never understands others. He alwa...  Read Full »

Dr. Aneel Kumar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand the problem you are facing, your father has some definite problems. If this behavior is since long like from his middle age then it may be a bipolar disorder. If this behavior has occurred during old age then it is pathological means he needs to be examined...  Read Full »

I am a 21-year-old male suffering from hypertension and headache with slight pain in my chest. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 21-year-old male suffering from a headache for the past week. I did a blood test, and the reports were normal. The next day I visited a neurologist, who said that my blood pressure was 170/80 mmHg, so he gave me some painkillers, an intramuscular injection, a sublingual tablet, ...  Read Full »

Dr. Vivek S Narayan Pillai

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thank you for your query. I reviewed your query. At your age, the combination of high blood pressure and headaches needs to be investigated. One rare but significant cause is a mass in the abdomen known as pheochromocytoma. So you can ask your physician to investigat...  Read Full »

What could be the reason for swelling in my ankles after taking antihypertensives?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 54 years old, taking S-Numlo 5 and Supermet XL 50 twice daily. My blood pressure is 140/84 mmHg, but I have noticed swelling in both my ankles. Can you suggest alternative medicine I can take once a day to control my pressure? Kindly help.  Read Full »

Dr. Sugandh Garg

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. Since you have swelling of both ankles, it is drug-related. Tablet S-Numlo 5 (Amlodipine) is sometimes seen to cause swelling of the ankles. Also, you have a long-standing history of hypertension, so you must do certain tests such as: Compl...  Read Full »

Can hypertension cause dilated cardiomyopathy?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a medical question actually. There is a 30-year-old obese female with no known history who comes to the emergency room. She presents with a 2-month history of shortness of breath and pedal edema. When she comes to the emergency room she is found to be in a hypertensive emergency...  Read Full »

Dr. Amiya Kumar Chattopadhyay

Answer: Hello, Welcome to She is having HTN (hypertension) which may cause concentric LVH (left ventricular hypertrophy). EF (ejection fraction) 20 to 25 % with both pericardial and bilateral pleural effusion. You need to evaluate the cause of effusion both cardiac and pleural and need to exc...  Read Full »

Will hypertension cause early death?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 40-year-old male with a weight of 216 pounds and a height of six feet. I felt choking last month and I rushed to the hospital. It was there I got to know that my blood pressure was very high. In fact, I have been hypertensive for some time now. I did a series of tests including ...  Read Full »

Dr. Talapatra Ritendra Nath

Answer: Hello, Welcome to You are not likely to drop dead. You are hypertensive for a long time and that is why you are having left ventricular hypertrophy due to left ventricular remodeling. If you control your hypertension there can be reverse remodeling of your heart and your LV (left vent...  Read Full »

I have high blood pressure. What does a Top-T test value of 0.003 ng indicate?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 51 years old. I have an ECG today as I have a high blood pressure of 160/90 mm of Hg. I have had a weakness for two days. I had undergone a treadmill test (TMT) and computed tomography (CT) angiography eight years before. The treadmill test (TMT) showed positive results, while the...  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Zohaib Siddiq

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Your ECG is normal. Top-T (Troponin-T test) is also negative. So the only issue you have is that of high blood pressure. You are taking medicines, which are fine. You can continue the medications. For blood pressure, if you are taking Angizaar 50 mg (Losartan Potassi...  Read Full »

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