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Hi! I am Dr Saleem. Welcome to JA.
Thank you for the question. I will be answering your query shortly.
I understand your concern.
May I know your age please? Do you have any other chronic health condition?
Can you share your recent blood pressure readings?
Have you experienced chest pains, shortness of breath?
Do you smoke?
How's your weight?
Alright. You can take your blood pressure readings in the morning and in the evening for 5 days (if you haven't done that already) and write those down on a paper for record. Make sure you're not overly stressed, haven't exercised, smoked or drunk a caffeinated drink 15 minutes before taking the readings and you should ideally be sitting on a chair with back supported and feet on ground.
If the readings are persistently higher than 140/90 then your doctor can start a anti hypertensive medication on your next visit. There is no urgency to start medication right away.
Please let me know if you have any other queries. Thanks.
You can schedule a non urgent appointment with your GP for this. They can take your BP there as well.
My pleasure :) Hope you stay well.