I have high BP during winter. Please help.

Q. How should I control my BP in winter?

Answered by
Dr. Naresh Kumar M.
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Dec 17, 2016 and last reviewed on: Feb 07, 2024

Hi doctor,

I am a 35 year old male. In winter, My BP increases to around 160/105 mmHg; however, in summer, it is normal at 130/90 mmHg. I do not feel any problems yet such as headache. Now, I feel some shortness of breath. How should I control my BP in winter season? I have already started taking less salt and eating raw garlic in the morning. I have not taken any medicines, yet to control BP. I do not want to start any regular medicines at this age. In my family, my mother also has high BP. Please tell me some ways to cure or control my BP. Here are my details. Height - 5 feet 9 inches, weight - 69 kg, body fat - normal, BMI - normal, kidney function test - normal and ECG - normal. My lipid profile is on the higher side, but not very high. Only HDL and LDL are out of range. HDL - 34 mg/dL and LDL - 114 mg/dL. All other things are in the range, but on the higher side.



Welcome to icliniq.com. I had gone through all the details posted. To determine if your blood pressure rises during winter, it's essential to record it multiple times while avoiding hot beverages, smoking, and maintaining a calm state. If there's uncertainty, considering ambulatory blood pressure monitoring can confirm hypertension. If diagnosed with high blood pressure, starting with therapeutic lifestyle changes such as a low-salt diet, avoiding tea and coffee, regular exercise, and increasing fruit and vegetable intake is crucial; these measures can lower BP by around 10 mmHg. A non-pharmacological management will be attempted for 2-3 weeks, and if the pressure remains elevated, medication may be necessary. Tablet Cilnidipine 5 mg in the morning is a suitable option if medication is required, but please consult your doctor and obtain consent before starting any treatment.

Was this answer helpful?


Same symptoms doesn’t mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

Related Questions:
Will CMV or herpes infection before or after birth affect pregnancy or child?

Pregnancy-induced hypertension ...   Read full

Lifestyle Modifications for Women's Health

This will improve your confidence, lead to an exchange of ideas, and allow you to know more about lifestyle issues of the people around you ...   Read full

Hypertension - How Aware Are You?

.. your knowledge and teaches you hypertension facts .. ...   Read full

Also Read Answers From:

ideaComprehensive Medical Second Opinion.Submit your Case

Also Read

Smart Insulin Patches: Technical Breakthrough in Diabetes
Smart insulin patches are revolutionary insulin administrators that change the experience of diabetes care.  Read more»
Probiotics in Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD) - Prevention and Management
The gut microbiome is closely linked to the development of NAFLD. In NAFLD cases, probiotic therapy regulates liver function, insulin, and lipid levels.  Read more»
Effective Strategies for Managing Anterior Epistaxis in Older Adults
Epistaxis or nosebleeds can be prevented through humidifiers, Aspirin, decongestants, and avoiding nose trauma.  Read more»

Ask your health query to a doctor online?

Ask an Internal Medicine Physician Now

* guaranteed answer within 4 hours.

Disclaimer: No content published on this website is intended to be a substitute for professional medical diagnosis, advice or treatment by a trained physician. Seek advice from your physician or other qualified healthcare providers with questions you may have regarding your symptoms and medical condition for a complete medical diagnosis. Do not delay or disregard seeking professional medical advice because of something you have read on this website. Read our Editorial Process to know how we create content for health articles and queries.