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A 20-year-old female asked about a 45-year-old female:

My mum had a blood pressure score of 199/120 and is now getting really bad migraine headaches, what should she do?

3 doctor answers9 doctors weighed in
Dr. Bennett Werner
Cardiology 46 years experience
Meds: Your mum has an urgent elevation of her BP that needs to be addressed right now. Medications will, indubitably, be required - very likely several simultaneously.
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Dr. Klaus d Lessnau
Pulmonary Critical Care 38 years experience
See her doc!: This is way to high! She should see her doc ASAP. She will benefit from a blood pressure device at home. No reason to wait. THIS CAN BE VERY DANGEROUS. Just make her do it. NO WAITING. PLEASE. You may even have to send her to the ER. Good luck
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Dr. Rocio Lopez-diego
Neurology 28 years experience
Must see doctor ASAP: BP reads in the 199/120 range are dangerous and considered a medical emergency, as there is risk of head bleed or stroke and brain encephalopathy, among other issues. Her BP must be controlled by her doctors ASAP
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Last updated Aug 12, 2017

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