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I am healthy individual with blood presurre 120/80. I suddenly started feeling dizzy. It jumped to 170/100 in doctor's office. Should I take medicatio?

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Dr. Colin Kerr
Family Medicine

In brief: Sporadic BP increase

No. The disease state from hypertension results with chronic exposure of the vascular system to multiple organs to elevated blood pressure over many (> 10) years.
Acute elevations can be caused by stress, pain, anxiety, nervousness, alcohol, other medications. What you are concerned about is the average blood pressure over 5-6 readings. Best advice: get a home blood pressure device and follow it.

In brief: Sporadic BP increase

No. The disease state from hypertension results with chronic exposure of the vascular system to multiple organs to elevated blood pressure over many (> 10) years.
Acute elevations can be caused by stress, pain, anxiety, nervousness, alcohol, other medications. What you are concerned about is the average blood pressure over 5-6 readings. Best advice: get a home blood pressure device and follow it.
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