A 41-year-old member asked:
what to do if i have headache, confusion 165/110 blood pressure, do i go to the hospital?
2 doctor answers • 3 doctors weighed in
Cardiology 44 years experience
?: The BP isn't all that high, but the bigger issue is headache and confusion. Yes, those should be checked at the hospital ER ASAP.
Cardiology 24 years experience
Yes Absolutely: With such an elevated blood pressure along with symptoms such as headache and confusion that may be related to effects on the brain, it could be what is called a Hypertensive Emergency and you should go to your nearest ER or even call EMS right away.
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