85 Yr Old With High Bp


Asked by Maxine

85 Yr Old With High Bp

179/99 and then after rest 173/83 then 177/84 took 4th toporal 25 mg is now 164/83. Do I need to take her to er or can she wait til Monday for dr?


Hi Maxine,

Hopefully the blood pressure issue is now resolved. If not, please contact her doctor to determine next step to better control levels.

As an FYI for any future episodes, the general guideline is to seek emergency care if blood pressure readings are greater than 180/110 mm Hg. Of course, discuss with your doctor to see if they have a different guideline for your specific health situation.

All the best,
Lisa Nelson RD
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Answered by Lisa Nelson, RD, LN