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High blood pressure 180 over 120

A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Vasu Brown
Integrative Medicine 34 years experience
Epsom salts: Take epsom salt - the one you can take orally mix 1 tablespoon with water - add lemon juice if you want to mask the taste keep drinking this every hal... Read More
Dr. Christopher Guzik
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Yes: Yes, it is and you should have gone to the hospital. You need to see your doctor asap. Untreated high blood pressure can cause damage to your organs e... Read More

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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gerald Neuberg
Cardiology 38 years experience
Treatable: Amlodipine is very effective but at this level it usually takes more than one pill to control pressure. It doesnt have to come down immediately all th... Read More
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Dr. Fred Rincon
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
Secondary HTN: May be secondary hypertension, suggest seeking medical attention to perform quick screening and workup. Some times vascular problems of the kidney or ... Read More
A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Barry Marged
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Not "cause": In reality we do not KNOW the true cause of high blood pressure. We do know many things that will drive it up in a predisposed individual. Considering... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Julie Abbott
Preventive Medicine 45 years experience
The 90 is ...: Normal blood pressure is 120/80 mm Hg or less. When your diastolic (the bottom number indicating the pressure when your heart is momentarily resting) ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ernest Fischer
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 11 years experience
See your doctor: To have elevated blood pressure at your age suggests an underlying condition. Meet with your doctor to discuss as they can guide testing / imaging as ... Read More
A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gloria Fong
Family Medicine 40 years experience
Hypertension: With your age that level of hypertension requires evaluation with your doctor. If you have any secondary symptoms - headache, blurry vision then go to... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Cardiology 51 years experience
Blood pressure: 120/80 is right in the middle of normal. Discuss your situation with your doc but it doesn't get better than that number
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sergio Schabelman
Cardiology 48 years experience
See a doctor: Nobody will be able to help you unless you help yourself. BP 180/90 at age 31 is very high. Please go see a doctor and stop asking for help over inter... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
Family Medicine 32 years experience
Blood pressure: Normal blood pressure is systolic blood pressure less than 120 and diastolic less than 80. You would have an elevated systolic blood pressure and stag... Read More

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