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my bp is 240 over 140 sitting 220 over 136 standing is this

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my bp is 240 over 140 sitting 220 over 136 standing is this very bad what should I do?
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. David replied 3 years ago.

Dr. David :

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Dr. David :

yes, this is very very bad

Dr. David :

you need to go to the A&E and see a doctor right away

Dr. David :

and get started on blood pressure medications right away to decrease your blood pressure

Dr. David :

and also to start cutting down on the salt intake you are taking in

Dr. David :

and stop alcohol and smoking

Dr. David :

if you are overweight, you need to cut your calories and exercise to loose weight as well.

Dr. David :

you also need your cholesterol levels checked as well.

Dr. David :

hello?

Dr. David :

do you have an A&E department close to you where you can go?

Customer:

o dear I am too afraid to go to a and e. I live alone so i wouldn't know whaat to do.perhaps it will just go down by it self.

Dr. David :

no.

Dr. David :

you can't trust your blood pressure to just go down by itself.

Dr. David :

this is a dangerous blood pressure.

Dr. David :

do you have a GP doctor you see?

Customer:

my cholesterol was 7.8 the doctor sent me letter to say that this was high but did nothing about it.

Dr. David :

that is unfortunate

Dr. David :

to lower cholesterol, the best is to avoid fatty foods, and fried foods.

Dr. David :

and to eat more foods like oatmeal, fiber, olive oil, avacados, nuts, salmon once or twice a week

Dr. David :

to help lower bad cholesterol and raise good cholesterol.

Customer:

i am over weight . I don't drink or smoke. iam also house bound.

Dr. David :

I see.

Dr. David :

anyway you can get a visiting doctor to see you in your house.

Dr. David :

you should call up a GP and request a home visit because you are home bound.

Customer:

thank you there doesn't seem to be much I can do. thank anyway. I must admit it's a bit scary.

Dr. David :

I know it is scary.

Dr. David :

don't let your fears keep you from getting the medical care you need.

Dr. David :

best of luck to you

Dr. David :

I hope you can get on some medications to help bring down your blood pressure as soon as possible.

Dr. David :

let me know if you have other questions.

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Thank you.

Dr. David :

you are welcome

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