Hypertension

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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Spasmodic foods raise my BP. Which drug can I use for hypertension?

Query: Hello doctor, I have hypertension. 138 mmHg systolic, 80 mmHg diastolic, 82 heart rate. Spasmodic foods (like yogurt) make higher hypertension. Antispasmodic foods (alkali, basic foods) do not cause higher hypertension. Which drug can I take? 57 years old, 72-kilogram weight.  Read Full »


Dr. Salam Salloum

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. BP of 138/80 is considered as high normal BP. You did not mention any other cardiovascular risk factors which put you in the low-risk category. In the first instance, I recommend lifestyle changes with regular exercise such as 40 minutes brisk walk on daily basis, reduc...  Read Full »

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