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I have had 3 high blood presur readuing over 3 days shoudl i

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i have had 3 high blood presur readuing over 3 days shoudl i see a doctor
day 1
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. David replied 2 months ago.

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Expert:  Dr. David replied 2 months ago.

how old are you?

what are your blood pressure readings?

are you male or female?

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
i am 51 years ol
day 1 144/100 day 2 140/84 day 3 138/100
female
Expert:  Dr. David replied 2 months ago.

yes, you should see your GP doctor.

to discuss these blood pressure levels.

did you buy a new blood pressure cuff for home use?

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
i work in a hospital was done here
Expert:  Dr. David replied 2 months ago.

I see.

yes, you should see your doctor

your diastolic number (bottom) is a bit high on some of your readings.

you may need to loose weight to help lower your blood pressure

you may need to cut down on salt intake and eat healthier. avoiding carbohydrates and eating healthier can help you loose weight which can help decrease your blood pressure.

if these don't help, you may need to go on some blood pressure medications.

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Customer: replied 2 months ago.
i am losing wirhgt and use very little salt - i have also been suffering with nose bleeds one on the weekend lasted 45 minutes - i have a contant headache - dizziness - blurred vison on times - palplations on time and leg and hand cramps - do these play a part in high blood pressure
Expert:  Dr. David replied 2 months ago.

you do need to see your GP doctor

you need blood work testing

you could have a sinus infection which can cause headaches and dizziness and mucus in the eyes.

you may need a course of antibiotics.

you need blood testing to check your thyroid hormone levels.

you could have low potassium or low magnesium blood levels which can cause cramps.

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
i have had antibiotics for sinus infection - i also take 125mg of thyroxine.
Expert:  Dr. David replied 2 months ago.

then you need to see your doctor to get your TSH and free T4 levels checked to make sure your dose of thyroid hormone level is proper

this needs to be checked a few times a year.

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