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Your blood pressure is a little high. Is the 173/94 a reading just for today, or is that an average of readings over several days?
Looking forward to hearing from you,
Readings over the past few days have been
173/94 pulse 76
169/95 pulse 77
172/87 pulse 76
in October it was in this range at the doctor's, but we assumed it was because I was in a lot of pain. I did not go back for a follow up as my pain went away.
It does sound like you need to return to your provider. You would benefit from medication to lower the numbers. Pulse is considered normal between 70 and 100 beats per minute. Sometimes a faster pulse just means that a person is in pain or is anxious or has been drinking too much caffeine.
Sometimes a trial of non-medication strategies can work, such as weight loss if overweight, increased exercise, and lower salt diet. I would suggest you call tomorriw for an appointment so you can get started on whatever strategy (lifestyle changes or medication) your provider thinks is best. With the swollen feet and ankles, a diuretic might be the first thing he or she wants to try.
All the best,
You're so very welcome. Try to relax and not worry about it. Hypertension is readily treated.