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I was reading the thread about BP. Mine was 160/103

Hi. I was reading...

Hi. I was reading the thread about BP. Mine was 160/103 yesterday and 167/90 today. Should I be safe in waiting on my primary care appt. or seek more urgent attention?

Doctor's Assistant: Is this consistent, or is there some fluctuation in blood pressure?

It was 157/90 in Dec. Other than that, I'm usually normal

Doctor's Assistant: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?

Just had Glucose and cholesterol tested. both good/normal. BMI is 42, but started with a nutrionist today. Just some heart burn and a little tight in chest and tired. Figured it was allergies.

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What is your age & gender?

Since how long are you having high blood pressure?

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Customer reply replied 5 months ago
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Dear customer

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You need to go to ER.

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 blood pressure is in stage 2 & this requires immediate treatment.

An elevation of the systolic and/or diastolic blood pressure increases the risk of developing heart (cardiac) disease, kidney (renal) disease, hardening of the arteries (atherosclerosis or arteriosclerosis), eye damage, and stroke (brain damage).

You should not wait for your primary care appt & need to go to ER now.

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