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Ive been experiencing High blood pressure for the last 2

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Ive been experiencing High blood pressure for the last 2 days
JA: When was last time you had a check up? Is there a history of high blood pressure in your family?
Customer: Last check up would have been 2 years ago..And no history that I know of in my family
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 was walking to my house and felt my legs go wobbly and had to stop for a few minutes
Submitted: 16 days ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr.Saleem replied 16 days ago.

Hi! I am Dr Saleem. Welcome to JA.

Thank you for the question. I will be answering your query shortly.

Expert:  Dr.Saleem replied 16 days ago.

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?

Customer: replied 16 days ago.
40 year old smoker
I don't have any chronic conditions that I know about and I haven't had any chest pains that I can say was bad
Customer: replied 16 days ago.
142/89 heart rate of 85
Expert:  Dr.Saleem replied 16 days ago.

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.

Expert:  Dr.Saleem replied 16 days ago.

Please let me know if you have any other queries. Thanks.

Customer: replied 16 days ago.
should I go to the hospital just to be checked again?
Expert:  Dr.Saleem replied 16 days ago.

You can schedule a non urgent appointment with your GP for this. They can take your BP there as well.

Customer: replied 16 days ago.
OK thank you
Expert:  Dr.Saleem replied 16 days ago.

My pleasure :) Hope you stay well.