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My father in law has a blood pressure of 169 over 96 right

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my father in law has a blood pressure of 169 over 96 right now he is 88 years old feeling cold and bloated what can we do to bring it down
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Robert replied 5 years ago.
Welcome to justanswer and thank you for your question.
Does he has high blood pressure in past?
Any past medical issue?
Pain in chest?
Shortness of breath?
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
he is on blood preassure medication
no chest pain
no shortness of breath
should we be concern to take him to the emergency room since its 11pm here he's doctor is not available
Expert:  Dr. Robert replied 5 years ago.
He need to be seen immediately by doctor in ER.
Please do not delay and make a urgent trip to ER ASAP.
Also High blood pressure , when it is left untreated can lead to -thickening of the walls of blood vessels and also makes them more likely to develop hardening of the arteries called as atherosclerosis.
When these things occur, people are at risk of stroke, heart attack, and kidney failure. He will be given instant medications, or injections to control the blood pressure.
I strongly advise you, Not to delay and please see doctor in ER ASAP.
Good luck and take care
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