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A 31-year-old member asked:

i'm not sure, but should the term high blood pressure continue to be used in the medical field?

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Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Cardiology 51 years experience
Blood pressure: I think high blood pressure is easier than excess intravascular hydrodynamic stress and milieu . I vote for keeping high blood pressure.

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A 31-year-old member asked:

What symptoms of high blood pressure require immediate medical attention?

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Dr. Joseph Woods
Pathology 28 years experience
Likely any.: Usually this is asymptomatic, but if you have headaches, epistaxis (nosebleed), blurred vision and a history of hypertension, you should see your doctor urgently, as these indicate severe hypertension. If there is no history of high blood pressure and you have these symptoms consistently, particularly if you have all of them, see your doctor immediately.
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A 52-year-old female asked:

When should you seek immediate medical attention for high blood pressure. Currently mines is 170/120?

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Dr. Gloria Fong
Family Medicine 40 years experience
Hypertension: With your age that level of hypertension requires evaluation with your doctor. If you have any secondary symptoms - headache, blurry vision then go to the ER for evaluation.

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