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 antihypertensive drugs cause pedal edema?

Query: Hello doctor, This query is related to my wife's blood pressure condition. She has hypertension. She is 70 years old. She also has type II non-insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus for many years and subclinical hypothyroidism. She used to take Stamlo (Amlodipine) 5 mg. She has shown swelling in the...  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Zohaib Siddiq

Cardiologist, General Practitioner

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thanks for the query. For those with known hypertension and on medicines, reasonable control is said to be when blood pressure is 130/80 or less, but 140/90 or less is also normal. Amlodipine alone causes feet swelling, but if combined with other medicine, swelling...  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


Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Left ventricular hypertrophy is because of hypertension, however, ECG 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 activity or emotio...  Read Full »

Kindly suggest the causes for high blood pressure.

Query: Hi doctor, I am trying to figure the cause behind my hypertension. I am taking medication for 18 years and now my blood pressure got uncontrolled suddenly again. My doctor has changed some of my medicines. Now I am taking Eplerenone 25 mg. After taking it, my blood pressure came down but it is stil...  Read Full »

Dr. Shaikh Sadaf

Diabetologist, Endocrinologist, Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. From your reports, it appears that your lipids are in uncontrollable condition. Both cholesterol and triglyceride levels are derranged along with uric acid levels. There are many factors that are needed to be taken into consideration before deciding the cause behind hig...  Read Full »

Will hypertension cause memory loss and trouble speaking?

Query: Hello doctor, My father has hypertension. He also have a loss of memory and trouble speaking. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Abhaya Kant Tewari


Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understood that you have long term hypertension. I do not know whether you had been or are taking medication for the same. Hypertension is a silent, serious disease. Persistent hypertension led to the narrowing of the blood vessels of the brain and, finally, blocka...  Read Full »

Is it normal to have left atrial enlargement while having hypertension?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 68-year old female suffering from hypertension. It is under control by taking medications. Recently, I had an episode of vertigo and due to my anxiety, my doctor suggested me to do an ABI-PAD test, carotid doppler, and echocardiogram. ABI and carotid were normal. An echocardiogram...  Read Full »

Dr. Isaac Gana


Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. Please do not be worried. You will be fine soon. Left atrium enlargement is a change that occurs due to high blood pressure. Basically, we do not need treatment. When the blood pressure is under control, then the enlargement will not progress ...  Read Full »

How to treat morning hypertension and dizziness?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 42-year-old male. I am having a problem with hypertension. My blood pressure measure 146/103 and 145/90 in the morning. I also have some issues with dizziness. I am currently on Amlodac 2.5 mg for the past two days.   Read Full »

Dr. Zubayeralam

Family Physician, General Medicine Physician, General Practitioner, Pulmonologist, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. According to your statement, you have been suffering from dizziness for the last few days. Your recent blood pressure is above normal. Your dizziness may result from high blood pressure. So controlling blood pressure may subside vertigo. As you have already have starte...  Read Full »

I have giddiness while standing and walking. What can be the cause?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 56 year old male. I am on BP medicine Cresar 40 since a month. Prior to that, I was on Aten 50. Now, my BP is around 130/100 mmHg and before it was 160/106 mmHg. When I take my walk or I am standing I feel giddy, probably for less than a second. It is more prevalent when I turn my...  Read Full »

Dr. Kusumakar Srivastava

Diabetologist, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Rheumatologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. This is called postural hypotension. It is very common in hypertensive patients. I suggest you Telma H (Telmisartan and Hydrochlorothiazide) once daily. Consult your specialist doctor, discuss with him or her and take the medicine with consent. Take normal salt ...  Read Full »

Why do I have pain in shoulder, back and arm after stepping out of my home?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 31-year-old male. I have a history of a general anxiety disorder, hypertension, high cholesterol, and GERD. I am taking Amlodipine, Atenolol for hypertension, and Atorvastatin for cholesterol. I have shoulder pain, back pain, and arm pain every time when I step out of my house. Wh...  Read Full »

Dr. Sugreev Singh

Internal Medicine Physician, General Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern and I have gone through the reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). There is a slight elevation in TSH (thyroid-stimulating hormone) levels and triglyceride is not so high. There is nothing to worry. All these symptoms are ass...  Read Full »

What causes hypertension at young age?

Query: Hi doctor,I am 26 years old and I was diagnosed with hypertension before three years. I consulted a few allopathy doctors and nothing helped me. Then I went to an ayurvedic doctor. He told that this problem occurs due to high hemoglobin levels. So, he gave me some medicines to reduce hemoglobin leve...  Read Full »

Dr. Penchala Prasad Kandikattu

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Please do not worry and do not take unnecessary medicines without investigations. High blood pressure occurs at a young age due to hyperaldosteronism, renal artery stenosis, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, and still, there are many causes. Please do serum electrolytes, ECG...  Read Full »

What is the reason for leg numbness in a BP patient?

Query: Hello doctor, I have had numbness in my left leg for four days now. I am a mild BP patient (my today reading 124/84). My fasting blood sugar is 6.3 mmol/l. I did a lipid profile test, and my cholesterol as of yesterday was 210 mg/dl. Please advise. I am currently on Amlodipine 10 mg for my mild B...  Read Full »

Dr. Gursimran


Answer: Hello,Welcome to icliniq.com. Sorry to know regarding your symptoms. Numbness of one leg occurs because of a peripheral nerve issue or a spinal nerve issue. The sugar report (HbA1c) is normal. Is there numbness on the backside of the left leg or the front side, and is it radiating? Is there any pain...  Read Full »

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