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Concerned about hypertension, reading at Home was 150/100

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Concerned about hypertension, reading at Home was 150/100 tonight and getting headaches like pressure in my head
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 10 months ago.

Hi there,
This is Dr Basu, experienced Internal Medicine Specialist.
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This is moderately elevated blood pressure.

Will cause headaches.

You should avoid salt or sodium rich food.

Also check with your doctor to start on a blood pressure lowering medication if it persists.

You can go to a walk in clinic as well for early service.

Are you on any medication?
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Customer: replied 10 months ago.
Thanks, I'm not on any medication, I went to cardiologist and bloods / ECG fine. 24 hour ambulatory BP was 137/89 so didn't recommend any treatment.
I exercise and eat healthy but can't seem to lower, do a lot of running.
I was told BP at this level shouldn't give me headaches but I suffer daily , feels like pressure , cradling in my head. They disappear for a short while after exercise and BP lowers for a few hours???
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 10 months ago.

Most likely this occurs due to the release of chemicals that widen your blood vessels following exercise.

This can lower BP relieving headaches.

Given your headache problem, your body seems to sensitive to this BP level.

Hence, treatment should be considered.

Best wishes