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High pressure and headaches with a risk of stroke - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   Hi,
Doctor :   dr here
User :   Hello
User :   I just have one question, about my father, he scared me a bit
Doctor :   How can i help you ?
Doctor :   yes , proceed
User :   I would be grateful if I could get any pointers, here are the details (thanks in advance)
User :   He's 60 year old
User :   this afternoon he complained of headache and not feeling well
User :   and his friend measured his blood pressure to 140/98
Doctor :   ok,
User :   with pulse rate of 96 bpm
Doctor :   ok,
User :   about 2 hours later he measured again, and it was lower, around 130ish / 86 and pulse rate around 90
Doctor :   the readings are pretty ok for the age
User :   after that he went to bed early, he's sleeping now
User :   thank you very much
User :   He got scared, and then we all got scared
Doctor :   there is no risk of stroke
User :   Great, thank you very very much
Doctor :   but repeat the readings every 6 hours for a day
User :   ok, thank you
User :   should he visit the doctor?
Doctor :   alarm would be if BP 160/110
User :   ok, thanks for the pointer
Doctor :   better to get examined for the headache
Doctor :   vist a GP
User :   I wish I could purchase time and do a real chat with you, as I do have some health issues (had hernia surgery 3 yearss ago and still feeling pain)
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