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Q: my blood pressure just read 184 over 100 should i go to the emergency?

My blood pressure just read 184over100, that's the highest it's ever been. Should I go to the emergency room since my regular doctor's office is closed?

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Lisa Nelson, Health Pro
2/ 2/09 1:12pm

Hi Susan,

 

A blood pressure of 184/100 is cause for concern and you should seek treatment ASAP. Since you posted your question two days ago, I hope you have since see a physician to determine the best treatment for you.

 

Here is a great source of information: The Basics of High Blood Pressure

 

The Joint National Committee defines four blood pressure categories.

Very High Range - Stage 2 Hypertension
Systolic (top) blood pressure 160 mm Hg or high
Diastolic (bottom) blood pressure 100 mm Hg or higher
If in this range you have hypertension (high blood pressure).

High Range - Stage 1 Hypertension
Systolic (top) blood pressure 140 - 159 mm Hg
Diastolic (bottom) blood pressure 90 - 99 mm Hg
If in this range you have hypertension (high blood pressure).

Caution Range - Prehypertension
Systolic (top) blood pressure 120 - 139 mm Hg
Diastolic (bottom) blood pressure 80 - 89 mm Hg
Take action!

Normal Range - Normal
Systolic (top) blood pressure below 120 mm Hg
Diastolic (bottom) blood pressure below 80 mm Hg
Perfect!

 

All the best,

 

Lisa Nelson, RD
Lower High Blood Pressure Naturally

 

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kathy, Community Member
12/ 4/10 9:24pm

A BLOOD PRESSURE OF 194 OVER 103 WITH DIARRHEA AND SICK STOMACH. THE PATIENT AS HAD A HEART ATTACH AND A STINT PUT IN ABOUT 8 YEARS AGO.

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