How High Should Your Blood Pressure Be Before Going To A Hospital

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Asked by lovenduke

How High Should Your Blood Pressure Be Before Going To A Hospital

Answer

Hi lovenduke,

Emergency room treatment should be considered if someone has symptoms of extremely high blood pressure, such as confusion, lethargy, signs or symptoms of a stroke (paralysis of one side of the body, speech difficulty, inability to understand others), vision changes, chest pain, etc. If you are concerned that your pressure is dangerously high and you are in danger of developing any of these symptoms, then you should go to the ER immediately. You should also ask your physician if there is a certain blood pressure that, for you, would be a cause to seek immediate medical attention (based on your medical history, usual blood pressure, etc.)

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Best Regards,

Karen McPartland, RD, CSSD