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Dr Chip (M.D.)
Dr Chip (M.D.), Doctor
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Experience:  20 yrs. in practice, includinge surgery, general medicine, addiction medicine and pain.
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My bp has been high the last 2 weeks. lots of stress. just

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my bp has been high the last 2 weeks. lots of stress.
JA: When was last time you had a check up? Is there a history of high blood pressure in your family?
Customer: just bought a moniter and the first test said 156/111 second was 150/104 never been that high. could it be the new moniter?
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: my pressure is usually 130/90
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr Chip (M.D.) replied 2 months ago.

Hello I'm Dr Chip

Were you fully at rest and at home when you checked your pressure?

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
no I wasn't
its usually about 130/90
I have been under tremendous stress. my cousin passed recently. ive been dealing with his things. also work and money stress are high. and troubled relationship at the moment
Expert:  Dr Chip (M.D.) replied 2 months ago.

OK

Can you check it again now?

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
Customer: replied 2 months ago.
155/113 79
Expert:  Dr Chip (M.D.) replied 2 months ago.

OK

That's a little too high for it to just be from stress

And we're assuming there's nothing wrong with your monitor of course

I suggest you see your doctor and have it checked out in his office

If it truly is that high you'll need high blood pressure medication

Please let me know if you need any more information

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
that's it?
Expert:  Dr Chip (M.D.) replied 2 months ago.

Sorry--didn't understand that?