Q. I had Arjunarishta for high BP and my sugar level increased. Why?

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Dr. Alka
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This is a premium question & answer published on Mar 23, 2017 and last reviewed on: May 31, 2023

Hi doctor,

I am a 37 year old male. I am suffering from diabetes. My recent was high at 105/95 mmHg with a pulse rate of 105. So, I started taking Arjunarishta. But, my sugar increased to 150. What to do?



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First of all, let me tell you that normal blood pressure is 120/80 mmHg. As you have mentioned your BP (blood pressure) is 105/95 mmHg, the systolic BP is fine (105), while diastolic is high (95). Your pulse 105 is high, but is it regular or occasional?

Arjunarishta is an ayurvedic medicine useful in a number of conditions. But, should be taken under doctor's supervision only. It can cause blood sugar level to rise because it is under ayurvedic wine category. I guess you started it on your own without asking doctor. In future whether it is an Ayurvedic medicine or allopathy or any other, Please do not take it without asking doctor. It may lead to many adverse effect as you do not know everything about medicine.

Now coming to your present problem, check your BP and pulse regularly. If it is in the high range, then start medication. For occasional high BP and pulse do not self-medicate yourself. Monitor your BP and pulse regularly for one week two times a day, in the morning and evening and keep the record. Only then it can be determined if it is high or not. If it is mildly high or occasional high, then you can control it with diet and lifestyle modification. In the case of constant high BP and pulse, you need medication. As far as Arjunarishta is concerned, it comes in many form like powder, tablet, etc., and is beneficial in a number of conditions like high BP, high cholesterol, heart problems, etc. For now, stop taking it. Control your sugar level and monitor your BP. If it is high, then do come back with previous medication you are taking, the dosage and with all the blood investigations. Thank you.

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