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Checked my blood pressure at a local grocery store. No

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Checked my blood pressure at a local grocery store. No symptoms just did it. 182/134. What should I do. Making a doctor appt for tomorrow.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 1 year ago.

Thanks for this question

Did you sit down for a minute and recheck it?

Do you have any symptoms like chest pain, dizziness, headache or shortness of breath?

Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 1 year ago.

are you there?

Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 1 year ago.

just click reply to respond.

Most likely if you have no symptoms this is okay and you will be fine.

Your doctor tomorrow will need to put you on blood pressure meds

Honestly, I question the accuracy of the cuff. 132 diastolic seems extraordinarily high.

I don't think it could be that high

The safest thing to do is to go to ER and get on meds.

Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 1 year ago.

Please don't forget a positive rating. I appreciate it :)

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