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Dr. Muneeb Ali, Intensivist
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Experience:  MBBS, MD, MCCM.Currently working in Critical Care Medicine with 10 year experience in Medicine
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I was checking my blood pressure and it is 160/107,

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I was checking my blood pressure and it is 160/107
JA: Is this consistent, or is there some fluctuation in blood pressure?
Customer: yesterday it was 140/100
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: I had steroid injections in my back yesterday and today I still feel like I'm just waking up in room
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Muneeb Ali replied 2 months ago.


Im sorry to hear about your symptoms. This is a very high blood pressure, it would come under the heading of hypertensive urgency which means that this would need to be managed at your local urgent care or ER. If you have any of the following symptoms,

Chest pain

Shortness of breath



Weakness or numbness in the limbs


Blurring of vision

Loss of consciousness

Then it would be classified as a hypertensive emergency warranting an IMMEDIATE ER visit. But given the high BP reading which you have right now, i would still recommend an urgent care visit to get this under control. uncontrolled BP this high can lead to heart attacks, strokes, damage to teh kidneys etc and that is why it should be managed as soon as possible.

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Expert:  Dr. Muneeb Ali replied 2 months ago.

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