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I have hypertension and read a lot about ashwagandha and shilajit for its benefits related to overall health along with reproductive health. I also read a lot where it was written ashwagandha helps relieve anxiety and Lowers blood pressure along with giving energy. Can I use both.
I am 22years age and weight 75 suffered with palpitations and chest heaviness or pain at centre of chest, shoulders and biceps centre of back that usually lasts for few seconds and is like on/off comes and goes. Uneasy in stomach, Also pain in chest while walking for less distance. I met doctor and he said it was only due to gastric and muscle aches but I took ecg and complete bloodcount test which found to be normal. Now I am feeling normal and all those gone since 15 days. Are there still any tests should I go while my doctor advised me to start meditation to suppress anxiety but not required any tests. Please specify.
Hello doc. I sometimes feel there is a pain in heart. Sometimes there's a mild burning sensation in heart. What can I do to get rid of this?
I am suffering from headache. My bp gets low very frequently. And I have a dry cough. I feel tired and dizzy. Please cure me.
The nurse had to pierce the needle more than three times to get blood sample which failed her finally. I am told that I am anemic. Also I have a blood pressure of 90/60. Kindly suggest ways to get normal bp and blood volume in my body. I am normal in all my activities. Regards.
I am 50 yrs of age. Now my blood pressure is 120/80. intake olmy a tablet one every day. Please suggest me what foods I have taken to reduce my blood pressure. With regdsrabi ul islam.
High blood pressure can lead to hypertension, which is known to cause a variety of debilitating side effects or symptoms in the life of the patient. It can also lead to a number of related ailments which can affect the various organs of the body. The eyes are one of the organs that are most susceptible to this kind of spike in the body’s blood pressure. Let us learn more about the connection between the two.
Retina: When high blood pressure goes untreated for a prolonged period, it can easily start to affect the blood vessels that can be found in the retina. The retina is the third or the inner most layer of the eye which is sensitive towards light and usually helps in refraction. This is where the light reaches so that one can focus clearly on an image. When the blood pressure of the patient stays high for a prolonged basis, there is significant pressure on the blood vessels in this part of the eye which can lead to an eye disease known as hypertensive retinopathy.
Symptoms: Symptoms of this eye disease include lack of clarity and focus when the eye comes to rest on an object, as well as headache and other vision problems that typically spring from eye strain that one will go through while trying to focus even harder. It may be seen that the symptoms do not appear in the very early stages of this disease.
Diagnosis: The diagnosis of the condition is usually done by an ophthalmologist who will use an ophthalmoscope in order to project light towards the specific part of the eye so that the back of the eyeballs can be examined. The signs that the doctor will look for during the examination include narrowing of the blood vessels in this part of the eye, inflammation of the macula which is the central portion of the retina, and bleeding in the back of the eye. Also, the doctor will check for spots in the retina with the help of cotton swabs and exudates.
Treatment: The best and only way of treating this condition is by keeping one’s blood pressure in control with the help of medication prescribed by the doctor.
Prevention: There are many ways of preventing the onset of this disease, including losing weight so that there is less pressure on the body. Also, one must stick to a healthy diet and exercise regularly after taking recommendations on the appropriate exercises from the doctor. Additionally, it is also important to see a doctor on a regular basis so that there is constant monitoring and regulation of the medicines and the blood pressure. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a Ophthalmologist.
Hello sir, I am 46 yrs old. Suddenly my sugar level increase. How to reduce this. I have cholesterol & uric acid.
My mother have headache. Her blood pressure is also normal. Its not a normal headache. What should I do?
Hiii doctor I am 20 year old girl nd my problem is I think too much tht most of the tym I think without any reason and I put too much pressure on my head tht it starts paining and I feel my head too heavy nd thn I am nt able to work. Please help me out of this problem.
cholesterol and triglyceride is increased highly. cholesterol is 253 and tryglicride is 333. please suggest to reduce it. How to improve eating habit and wht diet should be avoided.
I have got mild Mr. and mild AR kind of Rheumatic heart disease and taking penicillin after every 3 weeks. How long I need to continue this injection. If I am taking this injection for the last 20 years and if I stop taking this injection I again get the pain in my throat. Pls suggest.
Lifestyle is one of the best defences against heart disease. All you need to do to maintain good heart health is to just make simple but significant changes to your lifestyle. By doing so, you end up minimising the risk factors associated with heart disease such as coronary artery disease.
The lifestyle changes that you must make for a healthy heart are:
1. Be physically active - Research by Harvard University shows that watching television for 2 hours a day can increase your chances of developing heart disease by 15%. But if you exercise or indulge in some kind of physical activity for about 30 minutes every day, you can significantly improve the health of your heart as any kind of physical activity improves your blood circulation as well as blood pressure.
2. Maintain a healthy body weight - Having a low body weight or a high one can also put you at risk of getting heart disease. For a good heart health, you need to protect it from fatigue and damage. By keeping your weight at an optimum level, your blood circulation, as well as body fluids, end up working efficiently, protecting your heart from unnecessary strain.
3. Have a balanced diet - Foods that are low in calories but high in fibre and nutrients are what your heart needs to stay healthy. A very common cause of heart disease is the consumption of high cholesterol foods like processed meats, desserts, etc. Including seafood like tuna or salmon, whole grains, fruits and vegetables, and lean proteins such as chicken and fish to your diet can reduce your risk of developing heart disease.
4. Manage stress - Stress is another factor that causes you to have poor heart health. To prevent the damaging effect that stress can have on your heart, exercising is what you should do. This is because when you exercise, you release endorphins (brain chemicals that trigger a feel-good feeling in your body), which help in improving your physical and mental makeup. Additionally, exercising has also been found to reduce your chances of dying from a heart attack.
5. Quit smoking - Research reveals that smoking raises your chance of getting heart disease by about 2-4 times. It causes plaque (fatty deposits) to accumulate and harden in your arteries, making your heart to exert itself harder than normal. By kicking the habit, you reduce the strain that is caused to your lungs, thereby to your heart. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a Cardiologist.