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If your blood pressure is 169/100 do i need to go to the

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if your blood pressure is 169/100 do i need to go to the hospital
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. RK replied 8 years ago.

Dear charlottewyche,

greetings and thankyou for using justanswer!

What is your age/sex?

How long are you having this high blood pressure?

Are you taking any drugs or medication?

Any associated chest pain, difficulty in breathing?

did you consult a doctor yet?

Customer: replied 8 years ago.

64yr old female. having trouble since march 1 had a TIA. Yes taking prinivil havent for 2 days

No chest pain havent consulted anyone else

Expert:  Dr. RK replied 8 years ago.

Dear charlottew,

thankyou for the information,

The prinivil contains lisinopril and is used to treat the high blood pressure.You have not taken the drug for the past 2 days so you should take it now itself as the continuous high blood pressure can make you sick.

Though the BP of 169/100 is NOT very high enough and it will be under control once you take the prinivil drug in the dose prescribed for you.You may consult a doctor if you experience the simultaeous chest pain, difficulty in braething, palpitation as the associated symptoms.

Let me know if you have any doubt.

thank you!