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I need some help please. As of now, my 83 year old mother

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Hello, I need some help please. As of now, my 83 year old mother has very high
blood pressure (199) and is very weak and can't stand up without falling down.
She has been having significant problems with her balance recently but, it is much
worse the last couple of days.
I would like to know, please, if I should call an ambulance to help us. Or is there
anything else I could do help her with first.
Submitted: 8 months ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Anthony Bray, MD replied 8 months ago.

Hello!

Yes just call 911

She is having a hypertensive emergency

BP 180 systolic or > 120 diasloic plus symptoms of concern here

She is at high risk for stroke and needs to be in the ER now for care

I hope that this is helpful for you

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Anthony Bray MD