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My brother attended his g.p today with headaches. They

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My brother attended his g.p today with headaches. They took his blood pressure & was very high & had blood in his urine. He was then sent to a&e as high blood pressure,heart attacks & strokes do run in the family.
Once in a&e his blood levels where fine,eyesight perfect but blood pressure was 168/117! They have sent him home & put it down to a headache or a pulled muscle in the neck which could trigger a headache.
He has said it doesn't feel like a migraine with as he would suffer from them.
Is the blood pressure normal?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. David replied 1 year ago.
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no, his blood pressure is very very high and very abnormal

such high blood pressure can damage his kidneys and damage his organs.

he needs to go on blood pressure medications right away to help bring down his blood pressure.

he needs to go back to his doctor to get placed on blood pressure medicaitons

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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
He is now taking pins & needles up his left arm. From his hand up to top of arm. Could This mean anything?
Expert:  Dr. David replied 1 year ago.
this could be due to a pinched nerve in his neck

or could be due to very high blood pressure.

or his heart muscles may not be getting enough blood flow into the heart. this would be rare at his age, but given his family history of heart attacks and high blood pressure, a heart attack in rare cases can cause pain which can radiate to the jaw and radiate down into the left arm.

he needs to go back to his doctors and be placed on blood pressure medication to lower his blood pressure.

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