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High Blood Pressure 130/100 Chills Low body temperature

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High Blood Pressure 130/100
Chills
Low body temperature 97.3
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  FamilyMD replied 4 years ago.
DearCustomer
You need to go to your physician to get your blood pressure rechecked for hypertension. If the second reading is also high, you need to be started on blood pressure medication.

The chills and low body temp is probably related to the onset of something viral. You should stay warm. If the chills progress to cough and congestion, go to the ER, primary doc, or urgent care nearest you and get evaluated for viral illness, and medications.

Thank you.

Dr. P
Customer: replied 4 years ago.
I currently take Norvasc and the last 2 readings have been high. The chills and low body temp have been ocurring for over 2 weeks; is that still something viral?
Expert:  FamilyMD replied 4 years ago.
DearCustomer

Your blood pressure is too high given you are on Norvasc. Still, the medication an be optimized. If the chills and body temp are ongoing for two weeks, you might want to see your primary care physician and get blood and urine tests to make sure you don't have an infection that needs antibiotics. Please see your primary doc for both:
1. Increase in blood pressure medication, or adding another
2. Appropriate blood/urine tests to rule out infection

Do you have any other symptoms? Cough, congestion, yellow sputum production, urinary burning or frequency? Your doctor will select the appropriate tests based on your symptoms. Thank you.

Dr. P.
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Category: Medical
Satisfied Customers: 399
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