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Are you a real person, i just checked my BP. Its 159/115 and

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hello are you a real person
JA: I'm an assistant to the Doctor. I work with them to help customers like you.
Customer: i just checked my BP. Its 159/115 and i feel fine. should i be concerned
JA: Is this consistent, or is there some fluctuation in blood pressure?
Customer: fluctuation. Just took it again and its 145/103.
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: no
Submitted: 8 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. David replied 8 months ago.

Hello, this is Dr. David. I am reviewing your question now and will be with you momentarily.

Expert:  Dr. David replied 8 months ago.

your lower number or diastolic blood pressure is high.

you should take your blood pressure twice a day and record them

and see your primary care doctor

you may need to go on blood pressure medication to help lower your blood pressure.

also cutting down on your salt intake can help lower your blood pressure

regular exercise can help as well.

how old are you?

do you have a primary care doctor?

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
I do have an MD, appointment secheduled on 9/22/16
Customer: replied 8 months ago.
I've also recently been experiencing severe insomnia for about 3 or 4 weeks
Expert:  Dr. David replied 8 months ago.

that is good you have an appointment.

keep monitoring your blood pressure

work on cutting down on your salt

work on regular exercise which can help you sleep better and help you lower your blood pressure.

you can try tylenol pm or benadryl as well 25-50mg to see if that helps you sleep better.

let me know if you have other questions.

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