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Hypertension or high blood pressure is a health condition where the force exerted by the blood on the artery wall is high. Persistent high blood pressure is a significant risk factor for stroke, heart failure, chronic kidney disease, cardiovascular diseases, etc.

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I am a 50-year-old diabetic and hypertensive male planning to try the ketogenic diet. Please suggest.

Query: Hello doctor,I am a 50-year-old male. I am a diabetic and hypertensive patient. I am taking medications regularly. Is it good to take a ketogenic diet? I would like to know the advantages and disadvantages of taking a ketogenic diet.Kindly help.  Read Full »

Neha Suryawanshi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to You need to take high fiber low fat along with adequate proteins instead of the ketogenic diet. The keto diet is a high-fat low carbs diet. The ketogenic diet is not safe for everyone. If you face symptoms of vomiting, nausea, or headaches in the initial weeks of follow...  Read Full »

I would like to gain insights into the advantages and disadvantages of a ketogenic diet for individuals with diabetes and hypertension.

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 50-year-old female who is considering starting a ketogenic diet in a week. I would like to understand the potential benefits and drawbacks of this diet. I currently take medications for diabetes and hypertension, so I am curious to know if the ketogenic diet is suitable for indi...  Read Full »

Sumiya Sulthana

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and can understand your concern. For individuals with diabetes and hypertension, it is important to make healthy food choices and ensure you are reaching the required calorie count. While ketogenic diets can be beneficial, it is recommended to follow...  Read Full »

What are the health benefits of Mediterranean diet?

Query: Hello doctor, In a few sentences, what is the Mediterranean diet? What food categories are typically eaten on the Mediterranean diet? In a few sentences, what health benefits come from the Mediterranean diet? And anything else you would like to add.  Read Full »

Sumiya Sulthana

Answer: Hello, Welcome to It is way back to our ancient times we are in diet emphasis on eating a primarily plant-based diet like fruits, vegetables, legumes, grains, and nuts replacing butter with Olive oil using herbs and spices instead of salt. A vegetarian-based, fish and poultry food die...  Read Full »

Please suggest a meal plan for my mother based on her recent reports.

Query: Hello doctor, My 59 year old mother is under treatment for hypothyroidism, hypertension, and osteoarthritis of knee joints along with a mild iron deficiency anemia. With the help of medications, TSH (3.15), BP (120/72) and FBS (89) are currently stable, although she used to get symptoms like reeling...  Read Full »

Durga Kumari

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I saw her reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). All her numbers are alright, except a few which are on the borderline. But, no need to worry about it. Her diet should be perfectly balanced according to the climate. Also, exercise and yoga play a s...  Read Full »

Is it advisable for a person with BP, sugar, and gas problems to fast or skip meals?

Query: I am having b.P, sugar, gas problem, all under control. Sometimes gas problem s, chest burning, belching etc 1) Can I do fasting, skipping meals as everyone suggesting . What shall I take before taking medicine s as when on fast 2) Suggest multi grain s, 3) Eating non veg not shoot up sugar ? I am...  Read Full »

Subha Ranjini B

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq. Since all your problems are under control, you can do fasting. What kind of fasting you want to do? Is it totally not eating anything or eating like tiffin items without rice? I would suggest the second option as it will be easy for you to follow. Just avoid rice and eat any...  Read Full »

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