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Head hurts, bp 170/80, fluctuation, no

Customer Question

head hurts, bp 170/80
JA: Is this consistent, or is there some fluctuation in blood pressure?
Customer: fluctuation
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: no
Submitted: 8 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr Josh replied 8 months ago.


Myself Dr Josh- and I’m happy to help with your question today.

I am sorry to hear about your problems.

Well, such headache is related with high blood pressure.

Having headache is a common symptoms with such raised blood pressure levels.

The normal range for blood pressure is-
Systolic should be Less than 120 and Diastolic Less than 80.

Prehypertension- Systolic between120–139 and Diastolic between 80–89.

High blood pressure consists of 2 stages-
Stage 1- Systolic between 140–159 and Diastolic between 90–99
Stage- 2- 160 or higher and Diastolic 100 or higher.

Your systolic blood pressure is 170 which lies on stage 2, and should be treated by doctor.

You need to Restrict salt intake .Drink plenty of water.Limit alcohol & avoid smoking.

If you are overweight,then loose weight. Loosing weight is very important. Remain away from stress, practice yoga and meditation.

If such high blood pressure is ignored, one is at risk for serious complications like blood vessel rupture, swelling of the brain, and kidney failure.

Please see your primary doctor for management of this issue.

Hope this helped

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Expert:  Dr Josh replied 8 months ago.

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