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High blood pressure, on BP medication, history of diabetes and stroke. Emergency?

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MIL has BP 220/80 should we take her to ER? She is diabetic and has had mild stroke in past - is on BP medicine
Posted Sat, 14 Apr 2012 in Hypertension and Heart Disease
Answered by Dr. Rakhi Tayal 2 hours later
Thanks for posting your query.
The blood pressure mentioned by you is quite high and considering your age and also with a history of stroke and being a diabetic such high BP can lead to complications as stroke,neuropathy,heart issues etc.

You need to be under observation and require continuous monitoring of Blood pressure along with investigations as Blood test, ECG,stress test.

The blood pressure is to be lowered initially by means of medications which might be administered in injectable form.

Kindly visit an ER so that you can be monitored regularly and also to avoid any complications.

Hope this answers your query.I will be available for follow up if any.

Wishing you good health.
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