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I am a 51 years old male. Whenever I have had my BP checked, it has always come out normal i.e. Very close to 120/80. I went for a 7 day trek more than a month back. It was strenuous but I was able to complete it. We climbed several mountains with an average of 10 Kms per day. When I came back I had visited a General Physician for a cold. At that time he checked my BP and it was 160/90. That got me worried. Subsequently, I have been checking my BP at home and it comes around 140/92 on average. Many times, the systolic BP is even as low as 128-133 but the diastolic is always around 90. I visited a cardiologist - who took my ECG, Echo and had me do a Stress Treadmill test. The reports all came out normal. I then visited another cardiologist and when I was at his place my BP was again around 160/90 and he has prescribed some angiotensin BP medications. I also had a blood test done. Results are as follows: Thyroid - normal, Sugar levels - Normal, HBA1C - borderline, Electrolytes - normal, Kidney function test - normal, Total Cholesterol - High. Around 218 mg/dL, HDL - 32.6 mg/dL, LDL - 160 mg/dL, VLDL - 26 mg/dL, Vitamin D - 27.7 ng/mL, Vit B12 - 470 pg/mL. I am reasonably fit. I smoke around 2-4 cigarettes per day and had started vaping cigarettes liquids from about 1.5 months back to cut down on cigarettes. I am on depression medication - Escitalopram 10 mg per day. I am high strung and anxious person and have had anxiety issues and such events traumatize me (i.e. Detection of high BP). I am not sure if the high BP is (a) genuine (b) a cause for worry (c) what the long term prognosis is (d) should I take medication (e) is the high BP causing me anxiety or my anxiety which has surfaced since the detection of high BP causing a sustained higher than normal BP I am stressed due to this and do not know what to do. Please advise.

Dr. Rajiv Bajaj 96% (2060 ratings)
MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine, DM - Cardiology, Fellowship in EP
Cardiologist, Delhi
I am a 51 years old male. Whenever I have had my BP checked, it has always come out normal i.e. Very close to 120/80....
Avoid measuring BP frequently. Measure your BP only once every 2 months on fixed dates after resting for ten minutes. You will require medicines if all values are above 140. Follow the systolic BP, diastolic is LESS important for deciding treatment. Avoid pain killer tablets and modern restricted diet. A traditional diet, with traditional health foods like butter nuts etc, with less sugar jaggery and alcohol will keep you healthy.
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The normal blood Pressure is 120/80 but it varies from time to time.In the morning it gives different reading and in the evening it gives another reading. It is affected by weather, season and age also. Then the normal blood Pressure should be according to time, It is different when you are standing, sitting and sleeping .Am I correct?

Dr. Mandakini 93% (741 ratings)
Bams
Ayurveda, Noida
The normal blood Pressure is 120/80 but it varies from time to time.In the morning it gives different reading and in ...
Yes it is normal it changed according body work, seasonal changes, that why always bp should record in sitting postion and after 5 min of rest while you have work out.
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My BP level is sometimes 130 85 sometimes 140 90 some times 145 97. Is that dangerous levels? Should I take medicine. Please reply soon.

Dr. Jayvirsinh Chauhan 97% (16479 ratings)
MD - Homeopathy, BHMS
Homeopath, Vadodara
My BP level is sometimes 130 85 sometimes 140 90 some times 145 97. Is that dangerous levels? Should I take medicine....
It requires proper treatment. you can consult me at lybrate for homoeopathic treatment. Till then take Rauwolfia Q thrice.
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All About Heat Exhaustion!

Dr. Radhika A (Md) 85% (13 ratings)
MD - Acupuncture, Diploma In Accupuncture, Advanced Diploma In Accupuncture
Acupuncturist, Delhi
All About Heat Exhaustion!

What is Heat exhaustion?

Heat exhaustion is a heat-related illness that may occur after you’ve been exposed to high temperatures for several days. It’s one of three heat-related syndromes, with heat cramps being the mildest and heatstroke being the most severe.

Symptoms of Heat exhaustion-

  • Nausea
  • Headache
  • Cool, moist skin with goose bumps when in the heat
  • Heavy sweating
  • Faintness
  • Confusion
  • Dizziness
  • Fatigue
  • Weak, rapid pulse
  • Low blood pressure upon standing
  • Muscle cramps

Causes of Heat exhaustion-

  • Hot weather
  • Strenuous activity
  • Dehydration
  • Alcohol use
  • Overdressing

 Risk factors of Heat exhaustion-

  • Infants and children younger than 4
  • Adults older than 65
  • Obesity
  • Sudden temperature changes
  • High heat index
  • Certain Medications

Complications of Heat exhaustion-

  • Permanent damage to your brain and other vital organs
  • Death
  • Diagnosis of Heat exhaustion
  • Diagnosis of Heat exhaustion involves the following tests:
  • Blood tests
  • A urine test
  • Imaging tests

Precautions & Prevention of Heat exhaustion-

  • Wear loose fitting, lightweight, light-colored clothing
  • Drink plenty of fluids
  • Take extra precautions with certain medications
  • Apply sunscreen to any exposed skin before going outside
  • Avoid hot spots
  • Seek a cooler place

Treatment of Heat exhaustion

  • Homeopathic Treatment of Heat exhaustion
  • Acupuncture & Acupressure Treatment of Heat exhaustion
  • Psychotherapy Treatment of Heat exhaustion
  • Conventional / Allopathic Treatment of Heat exhaustion
  • Surgical Treatment of Heat exhaustion
  • Dietary & Herbal Treatment of Heat exhaustion
  • Other Treatment of Heat exhaustion

Homeopathic Treatment of Heat exhaustion-

Homeopathic Treatment of Heat exhaustion balances body temperature, body water and electrolytes mechanism and reduces nausea and fatigue and other complaints. It also helps in the muscle cramps. Some of the homeopathic remedies used for treatment of heat exhaustion are:

  • Nat
  • Selenium
  • Gelsemium
  • Lachesis
  • Amyl N
  • Glon

Conventional / Allopathic Treatment of Heat exhaustion-

In the allopathic Treatment of Heat exhaustion, you may be given intravenous (IV) fluids to help you rehydrate.

Dietary & Herbal Treatment of Heat exhaustion-

  • Drink plenty of fluids
  • Eat fruits and vegetables that have a high water content
  • Avoid fried foods and raw vegetables

 

What is the normal blood pressure should be? In bp checker is showing 64 I want to know min. And max. Bp levels pls. Let me know it.

Dr. Sajeev Kumar 92% (28925 ratings)
C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician, Alappuzha
What is the normal blood pressure should be? In bp checker is showing 64
I want to know min. And max. Bp levels pls. ...
As a general guide: ideal blood pressure is considered to be between 90/60 mmHg and 120/80 mmHg. high blood pressure is considered to be 140/90 mmHg or higher.
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Hello Doctor, I have blood pressure problems so can you please recommend me a right way to get rid of it.

Dr. Pulak Mukherjee 94% (6556 ratings)
BHMS
Homeopath, Hooghly
Hello Doctor, I have blood pressure problems so can you please recommend me a right way to get rid of it.
U have to do regular exercise,, jogging,, walking,,take more fruits,,green veggies,,nuts,, plenty of water,,avoid sugar n sugary products,,avoid fatty food,,with this u need to do proper treatment
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I am 30 years old women today I checked my BP in electronic mitchen reading is118/87 with 97 puls is it good.

Dr. Nash Kamdin 95% (5042 ratings)
MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
I am 30 years old women today I checked my BP in electronic mitchen reading is118/87 with 97 puls is it good.
Dear Lybrateuser, - Your upper (systolic blood pressure) is normal, the lower (diastolic BP) is on the higher side - get your BP machine calibrated at a doctors clinic so that you can compare the readings & come to know the actual BP.
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My blood pressure is 128/91 this is good or bad. My age 28 this is first time check my blood pressure.

Dr. Nash Kamdin 95% (5042 ratings)
MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
My blood pressure is 128/91 this is good or bad. My age 28 this is first time check my blood pressure.
Dear lybrateuser, -Your diastolic blood pressure blood ( lower reading )is on the higher side - restrict salt intake, do regular exercise like walking, jogging, swimming, also do yoga & meditation so that the level comes down & is stabilized - monitor BP regularly.
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Which reading is higher in bp measurement analog or digital? Some told that analog is more accurate. If the bp is 135/90 in digital, what should be my bp in analogLastly why is there so much difference in measurement in two consecutive measurement without giving gap.

Dr. Nash Kamdin 95% (5042 ratings)
MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
Which reading is higher in bp measurement analog or digital? Some told that analog is more accurate. If the bp is 135...
Dear Lybrateuser, - You have to calibrate the digital BP apparatus at your doctor's clinic to tally the BP readings - there is no specific formula to calculate the reading from analogue to digital or vice versa - analogue (mercury sphygmomanometer) can give an accurate reading in single measurement where as in digital an average of 2-3 readings may be required to know the exact figure.
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I want to know how to measure correctly using digital bp monitor. The result is very different in next/second measurement when no minutes gap is given. Is it the defect of bp monitor or is it also happen on analog monitor.

Ashwini Homoeopathy 88% (352 ratings)
Homeopath, Navi Mumbai
I want to know how to measure correctly using digital bp monitor. The result is very different in next/second measure...
The monitor should be placed at the level of your heart. You should be in a relaxed state. There is some difference of 10-20 units in digital and manual checking.
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