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My Blood Pressure is 155/104. This has just got me so

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Good morning My Blood Pressure is 155/104. This has just got me so worried
JA: Is this consistent, or is there some fluctuation in blood pressure?
Customer: Since 2 days now it has been fluctuating around this range I have never had it this high before
JA: Is there anything else the Doctor should know before I connect you? Rest assured that they'll be able to help you.
Customer: I have high blood sugar level But recently is has been very good Not more than 100 in the past 100 Both random and fasting
Submitted: 16 days ago.
Category: Cardiology
Expert:  Tim Brown replied 16 days ago.

Good morning, I am Dr Ruff, thank you for

Customer: replied 16 days ago.
Thanks
Expert:  Tim Brown replied 16 days ago.

I am sorry to hear this. Can you provide a handful of readings over the last week please?

Customer: replied 16 days ago.
Customer: replied 16 days ago.
I can only send for 4 days
Customer: replied 16 days ago.
2nd June, 148/93
Customer: replied 16 days ago.
3rd June 147/91
Customer: replied 16 days ago.
4th June 151/94
Customer: replied 16 days ago.
5th June, 155/102
Customer: replied 16 days ago.
Then today, 155/104
Customer: replied 16 days ago.
I would have called on phone but I am abroad and my UK phone is off
Customer: replied 16 days ago.
Waiting for your response
Expert:  Tim Brown replied 16 days ago.

No problem. So these readings do demonstrate a raised blood pressure, however they are not worryingly high.

Are you on medication at all?

Expert:  Tim Brown replied 16 days ago.

Are you still there?

Customer: replied 16 days ago.
I am
Customer: replied 16 days ago.
No, I have never been on medication
Customer: replied 16 days ago.
For High BP
Expert:  Tim Brown replied 16 days ago.

Okay thanks, ***** ***** average over 135/85, so this will need treating, it is however not urgent, if you consistently have readings over 180/110 then this does require urgent management.

Expert:  Tim Brown replied 16 days ago.

It is even more important if you have a raised glucose, therefore I would also get your kidneys checked and a repeat HbA1c to exclude diabetes.

Customer: replied 16 days ago.
Is there any medication you can prescribe for me please
Expert:  Tim Brown replied 16 days ago.

We cannot prescribe via this service sorry, however this needs managing by a doctor who can monitor the response as you will also need blood tests within 4 weeks of starting medication. This is why only very high blood pressures are treated urgently. Waiting 1-2 weeks to manage this would be fine.

Customer: replied 16 days ago.
Waiting for response
Expert:  Tim Brown replied 16 days ago.

I have responded above saying we do not prescribe, have you received this response?