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Is blood pressure value of 140/67 a cause for concern?

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Posted on Mon, 7 Dec 2015
Question: Recently, within past month, my blood pressure went from a typical 120/70 to 140/67. I am very slim and active 78 year old, taking Fosamax and synthroid
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Answered by Dr. Muhammad Sareer Khalil (32 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
24 hour ambulatory BP monitor can be offered

Detailed Answer:
Hello and Welcome

I appreciate your concern

One blood pressure reading should not be relied upon to make the diagnosis of hypertension. The blood pressure can be checked thrice a day for a week. If the readings are persistently elevated above 140/90 then ambulatory blood pressure monitoring can be advised. If the reading comes back to normal then there is no need to worry.

Wishing you best of health

Thanks

Let me know if you have any query

Please consult your doctor before deciding on any further course of action.

For future follow up / correspondence you may ask me directly at the link given below

http://doctor.healthcaremagic.com/Funnel?page=askDoctorDirectly&docId=68107

Dr. M.S. Khalil

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Muhammad Sareer Khalil (40 minutes later)
my b p has been elevsted for a week on numerous readings
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Answered by Dr. Muhammad Sareer Khalil (11 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Explained

Detailed Answer:
Hello again.

As I mentioned before, ideally thrice a day BP home monitoring for a week with documented elevation should be there. If there is marked elevation then anti hypertensive medication can be initiated without waiting for ambulatory results. However, if there is up and down pattern then 24 hour ambulatory monitor is the best way to be more sure.


Let me know if you have any query

Wishing you best of health

Thanks


Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Is blood pressure value of 140/67 a cause for concern?

Brief Answer: 24 hour ambulatory BP monitor can be offered Detailed Answer: Hello and Welcome I appreciate your concern One blood pressure reading should not be relied upon to make the diagnosis of hypertension. The blood pressure can be checked thrice a day for a week. If the readings are persistently elevated above 140/90 then ambulatory blood pressure monitoring can be advised. If the reading comes back to normal then there is no need to worry. Wishing you best of health Thanks Let me know if you have any query Please consult your doctor before deciding on any further course of action. For future follow up / correspondence you may ask me directly at the link given below http://doctor.healthcaremagic.com/Funnel?page=askDoctorDirectly&docId=68107 Dr. M.S. Khalil