Low Salt Diet

The diet that has no more than 1,500 to 2,400 mg of salt per day is known as a low salt diet. Too much salt in the diet can lead to high blood pressure, which in turn can increase your risk for heart disease and stroke.

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Can you please suggest from the reports if I need angioplasty?

Query: Hello doctor, I have breathlessness while walking or taking stairs, chest congestion at times, and sleeplessness. I am diabetic and take Insulin twice a day. Please find the attached reports of ECG, echo, and angiography. Is angioplasty required? Can blockage be tackled with medicines alone?  Read Full »


Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen the reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Yes, you should undergo angioplasty because you are having symptoms on exertion. The ECG changes are suggestive of deficient blood supply. Also, the blockage is significant 80 %. At this moment,...  Read Full »

What is the treatment for peripartum cardiomyopathy?

Query: Hi doctor, My sister was diagnosed with peripartum cardiomyopathy during her pregnancy. Her age is 31 and weight is 55. She delivered a baby girl through normal delivery. 2D echo report says 20%-25% heart function (LVF). But she is not having any external symptoms like swelling, breathing problem, ...  Read Full »


Dr. Sukhvinder Singh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Before I answer your questions in detail, I would like to tell you that if she is totally symptom-free and her ejection fraction (EF) is 20-25%, please do get another echo done from an independent reliable source to confirm the diagnosis. The condition peripartum cardi...  Read Full »

Please suggest a medicine for jaundice.

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 22 year old male. I am suffering from jaundice. I used to smoke and drink. But, since 15 days I have quit. Last week my eyes became yellow and after that I had my blood test and hepatitis test. I am uploading the report. Please suggest me medicine and further diet plan.  Read Full »


Dr. Sumit Srivastava

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You are suffering from hepatitis and the cause of which is most probably alcohol. Your hepatitis B and C antibody tests are negative ruling out viral hepatitis. I would suggest you to avoid alcohol intake and ensure good nutrition; take fat free diet and salt ...  Read Full »

What effect would late night sleep have on elevated blood pressure?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 37 years old. My BP reading is 160/115 mmHg and I am sleeping late. Please advise what I should do.  Read Full »


Dr. Ahmed Goha

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. High BP (blood pressure) can be due to various reasons and sometimes can affect organs such as heart, kidney, etc. as well. To rule out if there are any secondary causes to your hypertension (high BP), I suggest you, to get a few addition...  Read Full »

I am attaching my dad's medical reports regarding his heart problem. Kindly advise.

Query: Hello doctor,My 65 year old father has a heart problem. I am attaching his medical reports with this message.  Read Full »


Dr. Isaac Gana

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your dad's results (attachment removed to protect patient identity). The echo investigation indicated an evidence of diastolic dysfunction. This can be caused by cardiomyopathy, or in aged patients with diabetes or hypertension, etc. I  generally r...  Read Full »

How to cure my spouse's high blood pressure after being advised for a hysterectomy?

Query: Hello doctor, My spouse aged 47 years has been advised hysterectomy as there is a fibroid of 80 by 70 mm. Since hearing about an impending surgery, my spouse's blood pressure raised to 170/100. Now, she has been prescribed one tablet of Telmikind 40 per day and Tolol XR 50 twice a day from the last...  Read Full »


Dr. Ayesha Naveed

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I would like you to know that only a disturbing news cannot raise her BP by that much. It has been there for a while, and the stress of surgery just revealed it. This seems to be essential hypertension which needs a continuous monitoring and treatment. Ask her to reduc...  Read Full »

How is BP treated?

Query: Hi doctor, My blood pressure is 145/95. How can I cure it through home remedies? Please suggest.  Read Full »


Dr. Pooja Pardhi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your query. As you are only 24 years old and diagnosed with hypertension, you should be very careful about your blood pressure. Recheck it after three days. If it remains high, then you may need treatment. Mostly high blood pressure is seen in...  Read Full »

What should I do if my blood pressure is 156/102 mmHg with heaviness at the back of my head?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 34-year-old female. My weight is 69 kg, and my height is 160 cm. I just checked my blood pressure, and it is 156/102 mmHg, and my heart rate is 76 beats per minute. And I am experiencing some heaviness at the back of my head. What should I do? Do I need any medications? Th...  Read Full »


Dr. Muhammad Zohaib Siddiq

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I suggest you the following to control your blood pressure; 1) Avoid smoking and other addictions. 2) Reduce salt intake in the diet. 3) Reduce fatty foods, junk foods, and saturated fats. 4) Avoid stress and anxiety. 5) Do regular moderate-int...  Read Full »

Is there any hypertensive medication that does not cause respiratory difficulty?

Query: Hello doctor,I have hypertension, and in my childhood, I suffered from asthma. I have been prescribed ARB (angiotensin receptor blockers) to treat my hypertension; however, I have experienced side effects that lead to discontinuing the medication. Losartan 100 mg caused nervousness. Candesartan 8...  Read Full »


Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Do not worry about it, as there are multiple options available. The side effects are class effect and all drugs from this class will have these effects and will not suit you. You need to change to other class of medicine. I suggest tablet Amlodipine 5 mg, once a d...  Read Full »

Kindly review the reports of my 62-year-old mother and give your opinion on her deteriorating health.

Query: Hi doctor, The health of my 62-year-old mother is deteriorating, and she is unable to get proper medical advice because of the COVID-19 pandemic. She complains of weakness, difficulty in walking much around the house or getting out of bed. She also has a severely swollen foot. She is under medica...  Read Full »


Dr. Sugreev Singh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thank you for writing, and I understand your concern. Her kidney is not functioning well, and hence she has swelling and weakness in her feet. Her GFR (glomerular filtration rate) has also decreased. This suggests that her kidney is not functioning correctly. I...  Read Full »

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