My Avg Blood Pressure This Past Week Has Been 154/110 Should I Seek Medical Attention

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Asked by basiklady

My Avg Blood Pressure This Past Week Has Been 154/110 Should I Seek Medical Attention

my doctor has told me to just monitor for a couple of weeks but im concerned until this past week ive always had normal bp.

Answer

Hello Basiklady,

Certainly 150s/110s is too high of blood pressure. If you repeated get BP measures over 120/80 or so, you likely have hypertension or high blood pressure.

That being said, let me reassure you, that a BP of 154/110 is not terribly high. It is high enough that you should be treated for it, with diet, exercise, and likely medication. However, unless you having symptoms of high blood pressure, you are most likely fine until you see your physician again.

Symptoms to watch out for include persistent headaches, dizziness, changes in vision, new onset and severe weakness, and tingling in your fingers and toes, as these are some, but not all, signs of blood pressure that is too high.

Of course, be sure to make a follow-up visit with your physician to discuss your blood pressure.

To your health,

Neil MD