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Posted on Thu, 21 Mar 2019
Question: Hi my name is XXXXXXX and I am in Las Vegas and have been in quite the drinking bender the last couple of days. I paid for an iv this morning and she took my blood pressure and it was 158 over 110. I do check my blood pressure regularly and it is generally normal. Should I be concerned?
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Answered by Dr. Ilir Sharka (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
I would explain as follows:

Detailed Answer:
Hello Nicole!

Welcome back on -Ask a Doctor- service!

I understand your concern and would like to explain that these high blood pressure values my be a direct consequence of excess drinking.

Coming to this point, I recommend taking a quiet place and resting for a while.

In addition, you should measure frequently your BP values just to be assure no higher BP trend appears.

In case your high BP values persist and any symptoms appear (like headache, shortness of breath, you feel lightheaded, etc.) you have to ask medical assistance to the nearest ER service at your living area.

You should know that alcoholic drinks may lead also to cardiac arrhythmia and also heart attack.

That's why you should be more careful and avoid taking excessive amounts of alcoholic drinks the next time.

Hope to have been helpful to you!

In case of any further questions, feel free to ask me again.

Kind regards,

Dr. Iliri


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Hi my name is XXXXXXX and I am in Las

Brief Answer: I would explain as follows: Detailed Answer: Hello Nicole! Welcome back on -Ask a Doctor- service! I understand your concern and would like to explain that these high blood pressure values my be a direct consequence of excess drinking. Coming to this point, I recommend taking a quiet place and resting for a while. In addition, you should measure frequently your BP values just to be assure no higher BP trend appears. In case your high BP values persist and any symptoms appear (like headache, shortness of breath, you feel lightheaded, etc.) you have to ask medical assistance to the nearest ER service at your living area. You should know that alcoholic drinks may lead also to cardiac arrhythmia and also heart attack. That's why you should be more careful and avoid taking excessive amounts of alcoholic drinks the next time. Hope to have been helpful to you! In case of any further questions, feel free to ask me again. Kind regards, Dr. Iliri