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Suggest treatment for high BP

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Posted on Thu, 28 May 2015
Question: My wife (44) called me and her blood pressure is 170/100. She tested it a few times. She typically runs at 130/80. Is she in danger? Any thoughts on what she can do to lower it? Should she go to the urgent care?
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Answered by Dr. Ilir Sharka (24 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
I recommend to consult your wife to the ER doctor.

Detailed Answer:

Hello XXXX!

Thank you for asking on HCM!

I recommend to consult immediately your wife to the nearest emergency department, as a general medical check up is necessary, and a prompt medical treatment should be applied.

Meanwhile, if ER doctor is not accessible soon, she can try any fast acting drugs, like captopril, nifedipine, etc.

A comprehensive physical examination, coupled with some lab tests (complete blood count, liver and kidney function tests, thyroid hormone levels, fasting glucose, blood lipid profile, a resting ECG, chest X ray study, etc) are necessary to identify potential secondary causes of hypertension, and to address the appropriate management strategy. A period of close blood pressure monitoring would be necessary for decision making, too.

Hope to have been helpful.

Feel free to ask me whenever you need. Greetings! Dr. Iliri


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Brief Answer: I recommend to consult your wife to the ER doctor. Detailed Answer: Hello XXXX! Thank you for asking on HCM! I recommend to consult immediately your wife to the nearest emergency department, as a general medical check up is necessary, and a prompt medical treatment should be applied. Meanwhile, if ER doctor is not accessible soon, she can try any fast acting drugs, like captopril, nifedipine, etc. A comprehensive physical examination, coupled with some lab tests (complete blood count, liver and kidney function tests, thyroid hormone levels, fasting glucose, blood lipid profile, a resting ECG, chest X ray study, etc) are necessary to identify potential secondary causes of hypertension, and to address the appropriate management strategy. A period of close blood pressure monitoring would be necessary for decision making, too. Hope to have been helpful. Feel free to ask me whenever you need. Greetings! Dr. Iliri