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What is the high side of blood pressure that you would require medicine for?

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Dr. Robin Merlino
Internal Medicine 41 years experience
Hypertension: Is defined as equal to or greater than 140 on the top number were equal to or greater than 90 on the bottom number. High blood pressure is usually silent without any symptoms. Occasionally people to know they have high blood pressure with vague symptoms of headache or pressure. The reason we treat it is to prevent complications including heart attacks strokes heart failure and kidney failure.
Dr. Diane Minich
Family Medicine 37 years experience
150/90: Is new jnc8 recommendation to start treating htn. Some doctors treat at 140/90.

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Last updated Jun 17, 2014

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