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A 17-year-old male asked:

I am 17 and very recently checked my blood pressure and read 178. i have symptoms including headaches, dizziness, and feel tension around my body. these symptoms have occurred for a while. any suggestions and should i see a doctor immediately today?

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Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 40 years experience
Usually one would have readings for systolic and diastolic values, but in any event if either one number is at 178 you should be seen ASAP, especially with the symptoms you described

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