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I felt my BP was high so my at home cuff read 157/91 an HR

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I felt my BP was high so my at home cuff read 157/91 an HR ago. I just checked there and it was 165/93.... Do I need to see someone now or wait until after the weekend.
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. David replied 2 years ago.
This is Dr. David
that is a high blood pressure, but it is not in the dangerous range now.
you need to avoid salt and high salt foods and alcohol and smoking, all of which can increase your blood pressure.
you do need to see your regular doctor right away and get started on blood pressure lowering medication.
if you are overweight, you should work on cutting your calories and exercising to help decrease your weight which can help your high blood pressure.
if you get symptoms of headaches, dizziness you should see a doctor right away.
do you have a primary care doctor you can see next week about your high blood pressure?
let me know if you have other questions.
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