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My blood pressure is always high but to day it was 168/100

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my blood pressure is always high but to day it was 168/100 what do i do i am already on two blood pressure pills and i am getting dizzy
Submitted: 7 months ago.
Category: Cardiology
Expert:  Dr. Captain replied 7 months ago.

Hello!

Welcome to the JustAnswer.com question/answer interface.

I am a Family Medicine doctor, board certified, licensed and certified in Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, Obstetrics and Gynecology, as well as Integrative Medicine & Naturopathy. I have advanced training in Neurology, Cardiovascular Medicine, Gastroenterology, Endocrinology, and Psychiatry. I am also well-trained in Functional Medicine.

Thank you for the question, and giving me the opportunity to help you.

Expert:  Dr. Captain replied 7 months ago.

Although I can try to address your question thoroughly, if you have immediate medical concerns, or feel like there is something urgently wrong, it is important to consult a doctor/nurse practitioner/physician's assistant, in person. There are aspects of your experience, features of the history you're telling me and some things that are left out (even unknowingly), and certainly features of a physical exam of your body that can't translate over this type of online communication. Unfortunately, because of the nature of this type of chat, some important concerns could be easily missed, and I could unwillingly get the wrong impression from you, or give you information based on incomplete information.

Expert:  Dr. Captain replied 7 months ago.

The Three options you have for blood pressure control are elimination of the aspects of your diet which may be increasing the blood pressure, adding lifestyle changes that will help the blood pressure, and medication changes/additions.

Expert:  Dr. Captain replied 7 months ago.

Would you like information on one or all of these?

Expert:  Dr. Captain replied 7 months ago.

For diet adjustments, I would recommend investigating recommendations on www.choosemyplate.gov . for options regarding medications, it is a discussion that really depends on your personal medical history, and should be reviewed with a physician who knows you well. I'm happy to offer suggestions for specific changes, in the future, if you'd like.!

Expert:  Dr. Captain replied 7 months ago.

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