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My blood pressure is 168 over 114. It can be anxiety induced.

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My blood pressure is 168 over 114. It can be anxiety induced. Sometimes I get it after a meal. Should I be worried?
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. David replied 3 years ago.

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Dr. David :

do you have excessive anxiety?

Dr. David :

are you taking your blood pressure frequently?

Dr. David :

what is your blood pressure when you first wake up in the AM?

Dr. David :

what are you getting after a meal? excessive anxiety or high blood pressure?

Dr. David :

are you eating a lot of salt or sodium in your meals?

JACUSTOMER-1haw8i8y- : Hi my blood pressure is 168 over 114. Should I be worried. I am 63. I often get this after meals.?
Dr. David :

then your blood pressure is not well controlled.

Dr. David :

and you need to be on some blood pressure lowering medications.

JACUSTOMER-1haw8i8y- : Not eating salt. Often anxiety related but most common after meals?
Dr. David :

it sounds like you should be on medications to help decrease your anxiety as well.

JACUSTOMER-1haw8i8y- : Do I need to go to a clinic ? I have taker aspirin
Dr. David :

aspirin will not help lower your BP or your anxiety

JACUSTOMER-1haw8i8y- : Thank you . Often it is normal .
Dr. David :

yes, you need to go to a clinic and see a doctor

Dr. David :

and get blood testing

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and be started on medications to help bring down your BP

Dr. David :

you are welcome

Dr. David :

no, your blood pressure is not normal

Dr. David :

it is too high.

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