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A 47-year-old male asked:

Blood pressure 160/100 do i need to see doctor?

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Dr. Ankush Bansal
Internal Medicine 17 years experience
Yes: If it is consistently that high, you should see a doctor soon - you need a full evaluation including blood work, lifestyle assessment, and medication. If you have any symptoms like headache, vision change, chest pain, confusion, or low back pain, go to your doctor, urgent care, or er right away.
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Cardiology 51 years experience
Blood pressure: That blood pressure is high, you do need to see a doctor.
Dr. Rick Koch
Cardiology 22 years experience
Yes: This is significantly elevated.

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My blood pressure was 134/96 do I need to see a doctor?

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Dr. Nisha Chellam
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High Blood pressure?: The number you have is a little on the high side. At your age you should be normal. Keep a log for 1 month. Check at different times of the day 3 to 4 times a week. Note what you ate. Stress levels. If consistently high then yes see a physician.
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A 34-year-old female asked:

Should I see a doctor if my blood pressure doesn't drop?

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Yes: It is important to note there is a lot of triggers for high blood pressure. The gold standard is to do a 24 hour ambulatory blood pressure monitoring during a normal day. Lifestyle, family history and cardiovascular risk can effect aggressiveness to treat high blood pressure. Thyroid problems should be excluded. 25% of patients will have white collar syndrome BP goes up when seeing health worker.

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