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 high blood pressure cause loss of feeling in the leg and fainting?

Query: Hello doctor, I am an 18 year old female, and my blood pressure is 148/101 mmHg. I am not on any medication, and I want to change my doctor because my doctor is too far for me to travel. I cannot get an appointment for two weeks. Do I need to go to the hospital to get medication? I am really worried...  Read Full »


Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your blood pressure is borderline, and it is not very high. It is not an emergency to start medicine. Instead, you need to monitor it frequently. You being a young hypertensive, you will need an evaluation for the cause of high blood pressure. I suggest you get the fol...  Read Full »

Should I get my heart checked as a heart attack runs in my family?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 30 year old female. My father who is 65 years old has suffered from two very severe heart attacks, one recently and another two years back. His father and brother both died in their 50s from heart attacks. Is heart attack genetic? Should my son and I get tested?  Read Full »


Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Yes, heart attack has a genetic component coupled with environmental elements like lifestyle, etc. Your chance of acquiring it depends on both of your parents. Likewise, your son acquiring it depends on you and your husband. But you are at an increased risk, so you...  Read Full »

My husband suffers from supracapular anuerysm. How to treat it?

Query: Hi doctor, My husband is 30 years old. He is generally in good health. Three weeks ago he noticed a pulsating mass above his clavicle. He has some shoulder pain, but no neurological or other symptoms. He went to his primary care physician and had an ultrasound yesterday, which reported that he has ...  Read Full »


Dr. Arvind Guru

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Aneurysms of blood vessels of the limbs are better treated than left alone because they will not decrease by themselves and can lead to rupture with day-to-day activity. The risk of rupture is increased with, Direct injury to the site. Raised blood pressure. The large si...  Read Full »

Why does a patient develop weight gain and insomnia after pacemaker implantation?

Query: Hi doctor, The patient is a 38 years old female. She has a medical history of congenital heart disease. Her heart rate usually ranges between 50 and 55 bpm. Before two months, she had a pacemaker implantation. After pacemaker implantation, her heart rate is 70 to 80 bpm. Now, the patient is sufferi...  Read Full »


Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Is it a single chamber pacemaker or double chamber? It is mostly a pacemaker syndrome if the patient did not exhibit similar kind of symptoms before pacemaker implantation. In treatment, you need to visit her cardiologist for changing the settings of the pacemaker. One...  Read Full »

I developed tinnitus suddenly. Kindly go through my MRI and suggest.

Query: Hello doctor, I developed tinnitus all of a sudden last year. I am attaching the last year MRI images for your evaluation. Of late, I have some muscle pull in my calves. I am waiting for your evaluation.  Read Full »


Dr. Rajyaguru

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have analyzed your MRI images (attachment removed to protect patient identity). There are age-related minor changes in the scan. But nothing is alarming in the scan. The tinnitus which you have can be because of isolated eighth nerve or inner ear involvement. Do...  Read Full »

Kindly go through my echocardiogram report and tell whether I have any issue.

Query: Hello doctor, I was wondering if I could get a detailed review regarding the attached echocardiogram report. I wish to know whether there is any issue which requires immediate medical attention. Moreover, I would also like to know about the non-pharmacological management of the abnormality, like e...  Read Full »


Dr. Amiya Kumar Chattopadhyay

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your echocardiography report (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Your EF (ejection fraction) is 76 %, which is good. But, you have a heart valve problem. You follow-up with your cardiologist, and repeat echocardiogram as suggested by him...  Read Full »

My blood pressure remains high. Do I need to check secondary hypertension?

Query: Hi doctor, I was diagnosed with essential hypertension taking medicine for that. My BP is 146/92 mmHg. I do not have any symptoms. Should I get investigated to rule out secondary hypertension?  Read Full »


Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Yes certainly, you being a young hypertensive first need an evaluation to know the cause of blood pressure. You should undergo a few tests like kidney function test, renal artery Doppler, serum cortisol and 24-hour urinary metanephrines. Also get lipid profile and...  Read Full »

Kindly suggest a medicine to control my blood pressure, which is always high.

Query: Hi doctor,My blood pressure is always high between 170/110 mmHg and 190/115 mmHg. My complete blood count report showed hemoglobin 18, platelet 150, MCH 26 and others normal. Please suggest medicine.  Read Full »


Dr. Isaac Gana

Answer: Hello,Welcome to icliniq.com.You need to do a lipid profile test and an ECG (electrocardiogram). Your blood pressure is too high at 190/115 mmHg. You risk organ damage with this level of blood pressure.I usually prescribe a combination of beta-blockers, diuretics, and statins depending on your lipid...  Read Full »

Will medications cause weight gain during pregnancy?

Query: Hello doctor, My wife is 28 weeks pregnant. I am having doubts regarding medication which she is taking. Our consultant prescribed the following three medicines from first week of her pregnancy. Tablet Promocal (calcium, vitamin D3 and magnesium). Tablet Ferofer (Sodium feredetate with vitamins and ...  Read Full »


Dr. Purushottam Sah

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read and understood your problem. The increase in weight may be due to difference in clothing or other things, but if it is true increase then water is accumulating in her body. Does she have swelling of feet? Under such a condition, salt intake is restricted. Her...  Read Full »

My father's recovery due to a blood clot in the brain is slow. Kindly suggest.

Query: Hello doctor, Since two days, My father is in ICU. He has a blood clot in the brain due to an accident. Sometimes, his half side of the body is not working and also having stroke problem. The doctors are saying that he is recovering, but very slowly. Please give your opinion.  Read Full »


Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Yes, they are right. If the patient is not deteriorating, then the best way is to let him recover on his own. If the patient status is deteriorating, then only surgery. For recovery, the best and only available option is physiotherapy. Your father should be encourag...  Read Full »

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