What do my BP readings indicate?
should not cause acute damage but most would have given medication
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There are different levels of high blood pressure, stage 1 or stage 2.
Your readings are at stage 2. It is not likely to cause any immediate harm but if it continues then long term changes to different organs can occur.
If you do feel any symptoms that are indicating acute damage ,then you should be seen as soon as possible eg chest pain, shortness of breath, palpitations, headache, blurred vision, dizziness, abdominal pain
Many doctors would have prescribed medications immediately for blood pressures in this range. At least 2 meds may be needed.
If your doctor scheduled in follow up visit within the next few days (two to three), then you can consider keeping the appointment.
If there is no follow up scheduled within this time frame, you can either make an appointment for this doctor or another for a second assessment.
If you are concerned, which is understandable, and wish to be seen sooner then this would also be fine.
I hope this helps, feel free to ask any other questions
May be referring you to a hematologist.
The high rbc and Hb may be due to polycythemia. This is a condition where there is increased levels/concentration of red blood cells.
it is classified as primary or secondary. In primary, there is an issue with the increased production of red blood cells in the bone where they are normally made
In secondary, the increased red blood cells occur because there is decreased oxygen in some parts of the body and this stimulates the body to make more red blood cells (since these carry oxygen)
The doctor would asses you.
Treatment may include: aspirin, medications to help reduce red cell production, phelbotomy (removing blood)
With medication and treatment, most persons are able to do fine
please feel free to ask any thing else
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