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A 40-year-old member asked:

Should i see a doctor if my blood pressure is 111 over 57?

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Dr. Christian Assad
Cardiology 14 years experience
No!: If that is the reason for seeing your doctor... Nope, not at all. Wish I had that BP ;) Cheers C

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

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Can your blood pressure go up when you are at the doctor?

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Dr. Clarence Lyons
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White Coat syndrome: There is a term for people who do this. It is called white coat syndrome.

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