8 doctors weighed in:
My friend is a 60 yr old female with low to normal blood pressure. Last saturday she spiked to around 215/99 with a splitting headache. On tuesday f?
8 doctors weighed in

Dr. Albert Pizzo
Family Medicine
7 doctors agree
In brief: High blood pressure
This is a serious condition concerning spikes of hypertension.
This always requires immediate medical attention to determine the cause and establish proper treatment. Without proper care, very serious problems can occur. Get help now.

In brief: High blood pressure
This is a serious condition concerning spikes of hypertension.
This always requires immediate medical attention to determine the cause and establish proper treatment. Without proper care, very serious problems can occur. Get help now.
Dr. Albert Pizzo
Dr. Albert Pizzo
Thank
2 comments
Dr. Patrick Melder
Agree 100% with Dr. Pizzo... get this checked out NOW.
Dr. David Wyatt
This is a high risk situation for stroke! the patient needs to be seen by MD ASAP! - or if stroke sxs - take a 325 Aspirin and call 911 ASAP!
Dr. Jay Joshi
Pain Management
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Headaches
Unusually high blood pressure, especially when symptomatic, is an emergency.

In brief: Headaches
Unusually high blood pressure, especially when symptomatic, is an emergency.
Dr. Jay Joshi
Dr. Jay Joshi
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Marsha Davis
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
24 years in practice
67M people helped
Continue
108,000 doctors available
Read more answers from doctors