Reduce Hypertension

Along with medicines, lifestyle changes play an important role in treating hypertension or high blood pressure. Some of the things you can try are losing extra weight, exercising regularly, eating healthily, quitting smoking and alcohol, limiting the intake of caffeine, and monitoring your blood pressure at home regularly.

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What foods should I avoid to lower my blood pressure?

Query: Hi doctor, I have high blood pressure for a week now. I have the highest blood pressure of 175 by 100 mm Hg and it is not getting down to 130 by 90 mm Hg. I can feel my heart beating so fast and I get nervous. Sometimes, my legs lose their strength and started to shake. Sometimes, I have a headache...  Read Full »


Dr. Vivek Pillai

Cardiologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Having a blood pressure of 175 by 100 mm Hg is high and the symptoms are attributable to anxiety. So I advise you to check your blood pressure at rest and after emptying your bladder. You should decrease the content of salt intake, pickles, and canned food. You need to ...  Read Full »

Does yoga help in lowering BP?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 34 year old unmarried male. My weight is 70 kg and my height is 5'7". Recently, I checked my BP and it was 150/100 mmHg. Please suggest some medicine to reduce my BP. Shall I follow yoga or pranayama for lowering my BP? What all foods should I take and avoid?  Read Full »


Dr. Santhosh M D

Ayurveda Specialist, Yoga Specialist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com.  When you adopt ayurveda lifestyle and yoga practices, it will cure the condition without any doubt.  Avoid salt intake and spicy food as much as possible. Avoid fast food, deep fried foods and preservatives. Eat more fresh vegetables and drink three liters of water da...  Read Full »

My BP fluctuates often. What should I do?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 29 year old male. A year ago, I had severe headache, heaviness of head and tension. When I consulted a cardiologist, he conducted all tests and diagnosed me with high BP 150/90. He prescribed me Sartel 40 mg and Amlogard 2.5 mg for high BP. I had tablets for 15 days and then checke...  Read Full »


Dr. Muhammad M. Hanif Md.

Cardiologist, Criticalcare Physician, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have worked through your query and understand your health issues. I assure you not to worry as you have consulted the appropriate expert physician who will take care all of your medical concerns. Your blood pressure (BP) was high in the first place and they started y...  Read Full »

My BP is normal at home, but high in the clinic. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, I have been regularly taking hypertension medicines Amlopin-M and Omnitan-H for a long time. My blood pressure was normal when measured at home with the help of an automatic BP monitor and a mercury sphygmomanometer by a doctor's assistant in my home. But, in the clinic, my doctor diagnos...  Read Full »


Dr. Muhammad Zohaib Siddiq

Cardiologist, General Practitioner

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You are taking antihypertensive medicines (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Blood pressure remains in control, but elevated in the doctor's clinic is called as white coat hypertension and it is due to the stress you may develop in clinic. You took LN-Bloc ...  Read Full »

I am taking Amlodipine for BP. Do I need to change the medication?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 30 years old. My BP is 180/90. After consulting a physician I am taking tablet Amlong 5 mg one full in the morning and half in the night. Post using this tablet my BP is 120/80 and sometimes shoots up to 140/80. I am on this medication for the past two years. I got a complete routi...  Read Full »


Dr. Divakara P

Diabetologist, Endocrinologist, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Pain Medicine Physician, Pulmonologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. BP (blood pressure) of 180/90 in spite of using tablet Amlong (Amlodipine) is not acceptable. Presently, there is no need to change the medicine. Just increase the dose of tablet Amlong to 10mg twice a day. Recheck your BP after 2 weeks. Tablet Amlong use...  Read Full »

Can I reduce my BP with only exercises?

Query: Hello doctor, My blood pressure is high. Can I reduce my blood pressure from 146/95 mmHg to normal, just with regular exercises? I started working out at the gym for an hour, both in the mornings as well as in the evenings, since the last two days. Do I still need to continue my medications?  Read Full »


Dr. Vivek Pillai

Cardiologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I observe that your BMI (body mass index) is 28, which means you comes under BMI category overweight. Reducing your weight as well as getting your BMI to around 20 will directly help reduce your blood pressure. Also, check if you have a snoring problem. You c...  Read Full »

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