Stress is the body's biological reaction to any unpleasant stimuli. The symptoms of stress are increased heart rate, breathing fast, high blood pressure, insomnia, stomach upset, dry mouth, nervousness, etc. Stress as such is not bad, but prolonged periods of stress might affect your health.

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Can hypertension and stress be due to serotonin syndrome?

Query: Hi doctor,My brother is 39 years old and has hypertension. His BP 145/98 normally. But sometimes his BP shoots up to 164/110. Yesterday his BP was 168/110. He was having no symptoms like palpitations or headache, though feeling a bit uneasy. He took Amlodipine 10 mg. After taking some rest, his BP w...  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Zohaib Siddiq

Cardiologist, General Practitioner

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Thanks for the query. Blood pressure is a dynamic entity; it is not static. It keeps changing throughout the 24 hours and vary during different activities and moods. The same is with heart rate. Fear, anger, fight, exertion, pain in the body, depression, and anxiety aff...  Read Full »

How to cure the problem of irregular menstruation?

Query: hi, im having problems with my menstruation. it started when I have work where sometimes i go to bed late. this past few months my period is not regular and im thinking what supplement or vitamin should i take for me to get back my regular menstruation period. Usually, I do not get my period when I...  Read Full »

Dr. Tinu Philip

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Hope you are doing good. Irregular periods can occur due to many reasons. As you mentioned changes in sleep ,diet pattern ,stress factors etc can all cause menstrual irregularities. Before you start on medications for this ,it would be best to make lifestyle changes. Best would be to increase...  Read Full »

Kindly suggest the best hair care products and hair wash instructions to prevent my hair fall.

Query: Hello doctor, I have started workout for the past five days for about 20 minutes and noticed that my hair fall has increased. Kindly suggest how often I should wash my hair and some necessary products for my better hair growth.  Read Full »

Dr. Sneha Mariam Varghese

Venereologist, Dermatologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to From your history, I understand that hair fall is your concern, which is a very common problem these days, and there is no need to be worried. Regarding your hair fall history, I needed to know a few things related to better guidance. How many hairs fall out daily ...  Read Full »

My penis is slightly bent and I lose erection soon. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 29-year-old male. During sex, my penis seems to lose erection quickly to a semierect state, making it hard to penetrate. My penis also has a slight bend. Are there any medications or exercises, food I can focus on?  Read Full »

Dr. Samer S J Altawil


Answer: Hello, Welcome to Erectile dysfunction is a major issue and requires proper diagnosis and treatment. It is mainly either psychological or organic. Psychological causes have few reasons like stress and exhaustion from hard work. Usually, psychological causes will still maintain mornin...  Read Full »

How to control the involuntary movement of lips?

Query: Hello doctor, Whenever I talked to someone face to face, my left half of the upper lip moved more than the rest of the lips. I got conscious of it. It happens more when I get conscious. I feel it is in my mind and I can totally control it but I lose patience. Some days it is better, and some days i...  Read Full »

Dr. Suresh Kumar G D

Child Health Specialist, Paediatrician, Psychiatrist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can understand the concern behind your query. It looks like there may have been some twitching/tremors of your upper lips due to some stress, anxiety or tiredness. It appears that gradually you have been overthinking about it leading to a vicious cycle of more s...  Read Full »

Can stress lead to an erection problem during intercourse?

Query: Hello, i got married 2 weeks ago,everything was fine before marriage and still fine but getting problem in erection just at the time of intercourse from day first,firstly i think beacuse of so much travel and tiredness its happening but still the same,it erected fully during foreplay and everything...  Read Full »

Dr. Dwipannita Kalita

General Practitioner, Family Physician

Answer: Hi, From what I can understand after reading your problem, all I can say is that it’s mostly psychological since you said that you think too much regarding how to proceed which puts a lot performance pressure and in the end it gets stressed out. It’s very natural and common to face such ...  Read Full »

What are the main causes of erectile dysfunction?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 28-year-old male. I have symptoms of ED for the past one week. I am currently on Probiotics, Vitamin D, and Metamucil. Kindly help with my problem.  Read Full »

Dr. Samer S J Altawil


Answer: Hi, Welcome to Usually, at the age of 28, erectile dysfunction is due to psychological causes, mainly stress in most cases. Other less likely causes are secondary to chronic illnesses such as diabetes, hypertension, etc. Rarely it is related to pelvic surgery or trauma. In some situ...  Read Full »

Why do I have extreme pain when peeing with no blood on my second day?

Query: Hello doctor, In my monthly periods the first day, I found a bit of blood when I wiped my clot. However, on the second day, I experienced extreme pain when peeing, and no blood was found on my pads. What does this mean? I am currently taking Vitamin D supplements.  Read Full »

Dr. Priyadarshini Tripathy

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Thanks for reaching out. I am looking forward to help you with your query. Based on the symptoms you have presented is quite common in women of your age group. Do not worry. The reasons behind such thing in a woman could be, If it is happening during midcycle then it i...  Read Full »

How can I get a refreshing sleep?

Query: Hello doctor, I cannot get refreshing sleep some days in a week, and some days it is good. I also have difficulty sleeping in the afternoon, as I am susceptible to the noise around me. I also feel restlessness (mostly in legs) in the middle of the night, decreasing my sleep quality. I am having thi...  Read Full »

Dr. Sugreev Singh

Internal Medicine Physician, General Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Thank you for writing, and I understand your concern. Such disturbed sleep occurs due to stress or anxiety, so in that case, we have to pay attention to that. Another reason can be some infection and sickness or maybe the usage of a mobile screen for long. As you menti...  Read Full »

Can a high LDL cholesterol level lead to liver damage?

Query: Hi doctor, I had a blood test yesterday, and it shows that I have the following results: My question is (do I have to worry about my liver function while GPT (ALT) is 52 U/L and LDL cholesterol is 169 mg/dL?). Do I have any liver damage? My fasting blood sugar 83 mg/dl, Hb A1c 5.41 %, creatinine 99...  Read Full »

Dr. Sandeep V Nair

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Medical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to LDL (low-density lipoprotein) of more than 150 shows that you have bad cholesterol in your body. It should ideally be less than 100, but less than 150 is desirable. I think you can consider cutting down fried items and processed food and try a low-fat diet for a month a...  Read Full »

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