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My blood pressure reading was 165/102 nd I started getting

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My blood pressure reading was 165/102 nd I started getting worse anxiety thinking I was going to have a stroke or heart attack. It gets high every time I go to an appointment.
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 2 years ago.
Hi there,
This is Dr Basu, Experienced Specialist.
I am here to address your concerns and provide great service.
You have whitecoat hypertension effect --blood pressure likely falsely elevated.
You should get a BP monitor at home.
Check your blood pressure twice daily after 5-10 minutes adequate rest.
If BP runs below 140/85 you are good.
Anxiety is a common cause of falsely high BP.
To address that, we favor ambulatory or home BP monitoring for accurate diagnosis.
Thank you for sharing your concerns with us today. If you have any additional questions or need further clarifications, please do not hesitate to ask. I am here to answer them. I wish you good health. Regards, ***** *****
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
I was wondering how would I know if I'm having a stroke or heart attack. I get anxiety about having a heart attack or dying. I'm tired of my anxiety nd worrying about myself
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 2 years ago.
It is best to treat your anxiety first.
The sign of good treatment will be no worries about these conditions.
Stroke symptoms are long lasting like slurred speech or paralysis of arm, legs persistent for several hours
heart attack symptoms will typically worsen with any physical exertion every time not just sometimes which go with panic attacks.
In other words, underlying serious conditions like heart attack or stroke will cause persistent and progressively worsening symptoms --that will be noticed by your friends and family even.
Do not worry.
Consider anxiety treatment also.
Best wishes
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
What does it mean when I walk I get light headed nd weird feeling
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 2 years ago.
That can be due to the high blood pressure sometimes.Another possibility can be due to the positional vertigo--a condition due to the inner ear balance organ related issue.Not serious but should be evaluate by a neurologist.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Right now my bp is 144/97 I'm feeling dry mouth nd like pressure on my shoulders nd sometimes nausea feeling. Is that due to my anxiety?
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 2 years ago.
Most likely.Please take the pressure when you are relaxed.

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