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 long does it take to recover from the aortic valve replacement surgery?

Query: Hi doctor, After aortic valve and mitral valve replacement surgery for heart failure and long-term pulmonary artery hypertension (50 to 60), weakened kidney function (100 to 200 ml of urine per day), a hemofiltration machine is used. The question is, can the patient be moved outside ICU?  Read Full »

Dr. Prashant Valecha

Cardiologist, General Practitioner

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I am taking into consideration both valves are functioning normally, and the patient was on proper oral anticoagulation (e.g., vitamin K antagonists) to prevent clots. Right now, the patient is in heart failure with low urine output - After electrolyte correction, nor...  Read Full »

Is ECG enough to determine the underlying heart problem?

Query: Hi doctor,My father is 56 years old, and he also has diabetes and BP. Can you please investigate his ECG report?  Read Full »

Dr. Tanmai Yermal (jain)

Internal Medicine Physician, Cardiologist, General Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I investigated your ECG (electrocardiograph) (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity), and it indicates that it is in sinus rhythm, normal axis, with t-wave inversion in leads v1 to v5. Overall, ECG has some minor changes, which may not be very significan...  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 »

Does Aspirin reduce the risk of heart diseases?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 31-year-old male with a bodyweight of 107 kg. As my cholesterol is high, I am taking Ecosprin Gold 10 mg. Shall I continue with this one or stop it?  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Zohaib Siddiq

Cardiologist, General Practitioner

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Please share your cholesterol report. Even if cholesterol is high, there is no need for Ecosprin Gold 10 mg (Aspirin). Instead, statin may be needed depending upon your lipid profile. Do you have diabetes or hypertension (high blood pressure)?  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 »

Does left ventricular hypertrophy cause high blood pressure?

Query: Hello doctor,My ECG (electrocardiogram) and echocardiography result came out nine months ago. I was given a blood pressure method. Today, I had my ECG again, and it says NSSTTWC. I want to know what that means? X-rays are clear then and now.  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Zohaib Siddiq

Cardiologist, General Practitioner

Answer: Hello,Welcome to icliniq.com.It means non-specific ST and T wave changes. These findings are interpreted in the context of history. Please tell me what your symptoms are and why ECG was done. Do you have any comorbidities such as hypertension or diabetes mellitus?  Read Full »

What is the reason for having dizziness with increased blood pressure?

Query: Hi doctor, I experienced dizziness as from this morning. Later in the noon, I felt as if my head is spinning and could not focus properly. I felt that my hands became numb and fingertips turning blue. I went to a pharmacy sweating on my forehead. They took my blood pressure and it was 142/103 mmHg. ...  Read Full »

Dr. Salah Saad Shoman

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The symptoms you are experiencing are side effects of your medications. Hypertension is a common side effect of Venlor¬†(Venlafaxine), while dizziness, feeling sleepy, unable to focus, nausea and excessive sweating are all the common side effects of Valdoxan (Agomelatine)...  Read Full »

Is it possible to reverse LVH?

Query: Hi doctor, My husband is 35 years. Before four years, he has done nasal septoplasty surgery. The doctor told me that he has high blood pressure. After doing all the tests, he was diagnosed with moderate concentric LVH. Initially, my husband was with a weight of 98 kilograms and a height of five f...  Read Full »

Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

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

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through the reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). He has hypertension and he needs medication for the long term. It is good to have weight loss by following a healthy lifestyle. He needs to avoid taking fatty, oily, and high-calorie f...  Read Full »

How can diabetes contribute to cataracts?

Query: Hello doctor,I am a 66-year-old diabetic man. My wife passed away a year ago. I have been suffering from diabetes for the last 30 years. I am even hypertensive. I regularly take insulin for diabetes and also many other medications for diabetes and hypertension. For the last few days, I was having a ...  Read Full »

Dr. Shachi Dwivedi

Eye Care Ophthalmologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I totally understand your concern. I saw all your test reports (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity). Your eyes are quite healthy for your age. You need new glasses as prescribed. With that, your vision will be absolutely clear. You have an early...  Read Full »

What does abnormal repolarization in an ECG report mean?

Query: Hi doctor, I am an 80-year-old female with some history of slight hypertension but without any other significant health issues. I am not on any medication at all. I usually measure my blood pressure and pulse once or twice a day to monitor it. Historically, my blood pressure has been in a band of 1...  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Zohaib Siddiq

Cardiologist, General Practitioner

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thanks for the query. Your 12 lead ECG shows the right bundle branch block and normal heart rate. The rhythm strip shows intermittent 2nd degree AV block. If you are not taking any rate slowing medicine, then this block can be due to an age-related degenerative proc...  Read Full »

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