Blood Pressure Monitor

About "Blood Pressure Monitor"

Monitoring your blood pressure is essential to keep your blood pressure in check. It helps you understand if the lifestyle changes and antihypertensive medicines are bringing down your blood pressure. Home blood pressure monitor gives you a picture of how your blood pressure is as you go about your daily life.

Related Terms: Blood Pressure, Hypertension, Low Salt Diet, High Blood Pressure, Lifestyle Modification, ECG, Exercises

Recently Answered Questions

Who should check blood pressure at home? How to choose the correct blood pressure monitor?
Article Overview: Blood pressure monitoring at your home on a regular basis would help you in preventing life style risks and for titration (dose adjustment) of the BP medication.  Read Article »
Dr. Kiran Kumar Reddy Cv

Blood pressure monitoring at home is recommended for most people who are suspected of having high blood pressure or at high risk. The doctor would not be able to correctly say that you are hypertensive with only one reading of the blood pressure. The guidelines say that at-least three readings have ...  Read Article »
My son has periods of dizziness and fainting since one month. Please advise.
Query: Hello doctor, My 13 year old son has periods of dizziness (around one minute or less) and fainting since one month. He also has wheezing and coughing since seven months.  Read Full »
Dr. Sandhya
General Practitioner

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Firstly, I would like to let you know that the dizziness your son is undergoing could be due to a number of reasons. I would like to brief on the concern. Anemia, resulting from decreased hemoglobin. Seizure, assuming your son has no previous history of seizure...  Read Full »
Can excercise cause high blood pressure?
Query: Hello doctor, I have been worried about my heart lately, and I was hoping you could answer a question I have regarding diastolic blood pressure. I recently did a test at home measuring my blood pressure before and after exercise using an Omron M3 comfort blood pressure monitor. In each case, I did ...  Read Full »
Dr. Ganesh P Sapkal

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Blood pressure is a dynamic thing. It will always vary in relation to activity, stress, time of the day, and physical status. The variation in BP measurement you did is likely to be related to activity and is a normal phenomenon. To diagnose raised BP, undergo an ambul...  Read Full »
What could be the cause for rise in BP?
Query: Hello doctor, Last year, I joined a new organization, where the working hours are higher with both day and night shifts. Before joining the new organization, I had a stable blood pressure (less than 118/75 mmHg). About five months back, I felt feverish and visited a hospital for the same. That time,...  Read Full »
Dr. Rishu

Answer: Hi, Welcome to A blood pressure of 145/85 mmHg comes under grade 1 (mild) systolic and prehypertensive diastolic blood pressure. Nifedipine use should be stopped as soon as possible. Nifedipine can cause hypotension and results in severe tachycardia. Basically, you do...  Read Full »
What is the problem with ECG Report? Is it fine to take Concor tablets?
Query: Hi doctor, I want to explain my wife's situation and I need your help and assistance. When my wife was in the kitchen, suddenly she felt some pain and heat in the upper part of her stomach and felt all her body become hot. I took her to the hospital, in the emergency department her pressure was 110...  Read Full »
Dr. Nageswara Rao

Answer: Hi, Welcome to First relax. There is nothing to worry about. I have gone through the detailed history and investigations (attachment removed to protect patient identity) you have attached. I found cardiac markers are quite normal. Her 2D echo is normal. Her other blood investigatio...  Read Full »
Can I use health supplement for fatigue?
Query: Hi doctor, I have fatigue issues. Can you suggest a health supplement. I was thinking of using Amway Nutrilite Siberian Ginseng With Ginkgo Biloba. Further I am currently having vitamin B12 and Vitamin D deficiency for which I am using specific supplement as suggested by my physician which includes...  Read Full »
Dr. Muhammad M. Hanif Md.

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I appreciate your efforts for uploading the laboratory reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity).  Read Full »
Can vitamin B12 deficiency result in unbalancing while walking?
Query: Hi doctor, Three years back, I had the problem of unbalancing while walking. I never felt any dizziness or spinning of head. I just had a feeling that I will fall down. I consulted a doctor and he told me that it was due to vitamin B12 deficiency and also prescribed me few shots of Vitcofol. Initial...  Read Full »
Dr. Aamir Mohd
Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have read your problem in detail and have not found anything abnormal in your test reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). I am not aware what were your values before you started taking these medicine. Have you had any fall? Are you suffering from a...  Read Full »
I feel dizzy when I take my BP medications. Please advise.
Query: Hello doctor, I am a 35 year old male. I was recently diagnosed with high BP. The doctor asked me to get a lipid profile test done and the results were normal. So, he prescribed Tazloc 40 but, when I took this medicine I felt very dizzy. I am unable to work and it is affecting my job as well.  I...  Read Full »
Dr. Ashaq Hussain Parrey

Answer: Hello, I went through your post. Your age is 35, which means you are young. However, you have not mentioned how much your BP reading was raised by. Tazloc (Telmisartan) is a good drug, but unless your BP was more than 160/90, it would cause giddiness.  Nortipan (a combination of Nortriptyline and P...  Read Full »
I over-exerted myself in the gym. How to quicken the recovery?
Query: Hello doctor, I am a 17 year old male. Yesterday, I was at the gym, and I believe I over-exerted myself. I went swimming and played basketball. After 2 hours, I felt very faint. I was lightheaded and sweating profusely, had trouble with breathing and could not walk. I sat down for 30 minutes and wa...  Read Full »
Dr. Shinas Hussain A P
General Practitioner

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have gone through your query, and I can understand your concerns. All the symptoms you have mentioned are suggestive of dehydration and hypotension caused by physical exhaustion. You do not need to worry regarding this as it will subside by itself with conservative m...  Read Full »
What is the sound that I hear when I close my ears with my fingers?
Query: Hi doctor, Whenever I close my ears with my fingers, I hear a very faint sound in my right ear from the past couple of weeks. And when I remove my fingers, the sound stops. What is this sound that I hear?  Read Full »
Dr. Mehak Agarwal
ENT Otolaryngologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to This sound can be normal. When we close our ears, we do not hear outside sound, so we feel that there is some sound coming from our body. If you have a cough or cold, it can also lead to similar symptoms, due to eustachian tube block. To rule out any pressure changes in ...  Read Full »


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