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what is considered dangerously high blood pressure

A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
27 years experience Internal Medicine
High: His blood pressure is on the high side, specifically the diastolic or the lower value. I suspect he has also symptoms and that will be grounds to seek ... Read More

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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
44 years experience Cardiology
The silent killer: Htn is the leading cause of strokes and end stage renal disease requiring dialysis. It is a leading cause of congestive heart failure, atrial fibrilla ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Joy Jackson
19 years experience Family Medicine
This : This is not borderline, this is high. You should be on medication. Follow up with your doctor to begin treatment and have blood tests and an ekg done ... Read More
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A 14-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Brouwer
30 years experience Internal Medicine
Medication: She needs to take her meds as prescribed. The blood pressure meds are not typically prescribed to be used intermittently. These meds are to be take ... Read More
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Nino
38 years experience Family Medicine
Blood pressure: Should check blood pressure at other places to see if it is high there or just "white coat hypertension". Most people's BP is better outside of the of ... Read More
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A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
51 years experience Cardiology
No: When a patient's BP is always elevated at the docs office but normal otherwise we call that white coat hypertension. Studies have shown if that's th ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
27 years experience Internal Medicine
Depends.: Low pulse rate associated with symptoms or below 50 without meds probably requires some investigation. The degree of BP elevation determines how "dan ... Read More
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A 48-year-old male asked:
Dr. Umesh Patel
42 years experience Preventive Medicine
Yes, Be Concerned!: Untreated high blood pressure and high heart rate is also called the "silent killer' because it causes damage to the heart, kidneys & brain. Any u ... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tonga Nfor
16 years experience Cardiology
Not if short: It should be safe if you keep it to only a few minutes at a time.
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
41 years experience Preventive Medicine
ReasonIsNot theIssue: High blood pressure is a behavior ; the more chronic, the more the rate of cardiovascular events ; decline in kidney function ↑es. It does not matter ... Read More

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