Prehypertension is called stage 1 hypertension. It indicates a condition that can cause high blood pressure in the future. Obesity, high cholesterol, and diabetes are risk factors that can cause high blood pressure. People above 18 years of age have to be careful in maintaining their lifestyle to reduce the chance of getting prehypertension. High blood pressure increases the risk of getting a heart attack, stroke, and kidney failure. Lifestyle modification, diet, and medication can help.
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Query: Hello doctor, I was diagnosed with a prehypertensive blood pressure of 130/80 mmHg last year. So, I am taking Telma 20 mg every morning since. I have reduced the intake of salt and oily food, and I did all the tests like 2D echocardiogram, kidney, urine, and blood tests, and all my reports were no... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thanks for your query. Pain in the chest could be due to heart pathology, lung pathology, neuromuscular origin or due to gastric acid reflux. Since your ECG (electrocardiography) is normal, and there is no history of injury, your pain can be due to gastric acid reflux, wh... Read Full »
Query: Hi doctor, I am a 27-year-old male. I checked my blood pressure last week and noticed it was elevated (systolic mid 130 and diastolic 68 to 74). Resting heart rate is low to mid-50s. I have been taking it every day in order to see an average. It generally falls in the 130 to 139 and 68 to 80 range,... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through your query. The blood pressure range of 130 to 139 falls in the prehypertensive range. It should be addressed. There could be some variations in blood pressure depending on the time of the day when the blood pressure is taken, and it can also change w... Read Full »
Query: Hi doctor, I am a 68 year old male. My height is 5'4" and weight is 142 lbs. I stopped smoking at the age of 38. I drink on an average of half bottle of beer a day at most. I do prepare my own food, which is mostly organic. I eat meat, egg, little dairy, vegetables, a fair amount of raw food, seeds... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. As your chest pain and heaviness is related to exertion (walking) a possibility that it is of cardiac origin cannot be neglected. A very important feature of stable angina is angina on exertion. The stabbing pain and dull nature, which can better be termed as chest hea... Read Full »
Query: Hi doctor, I have rashes similar to the rash of SLE, swollen, painful and redness around the eyes, severe fatigue and muscle weakness. These symptoms occurred a few months back after I had an intestinal infection. The doctors suspected it to be dermatolysis too, thus having a skin biopsy done tomorr... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The reports suggest that you are probably having an autoimmune disease. For an exact diagnosis, ANA (antinuclear antibody) global or ANA profile test report and skin or muscle biopsy would be required to avoid any controversies in the future. I also need to know the follo... Read Full »
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 »
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 »