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What Does My BP Reading Indicate?

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Posted on Tue, 17 Oct 2017
Question: i have bad anxiety attacks! my blood pressure 220/120 with pulse of 170 during an attack, should i be worried about thos numbers? if im calm 128/82? worry?
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Answered by Dr. Ashok Kumar (15 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Yes

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
Thanks for using Healthcaremagic.

I read your query and understand your concerns.

Extremely high blood pressure (>200/110) can damage the end organs permanently and it should be treated as emergency. Since your reading falls under high range I request you to seek assistance from local doctor without delay.

I hope this helps you.
Feel free to write back to me if you have more questions.
Thanks and regards.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Ashok Kumar (2 minutes later)
why was my heart doctor not concerned? he said thats normal for anxiety attacks
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Answered by Dr. Ashok Kumar (3 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Follow up

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
Thanks for follow up.

I am not sure why he is not concerned but this is established fact that elevation of blood pressure beyond certain range is harmful and it is very important to manage anxiety to full extent. The only possible reason I think is the anxiety is domain of psychiatrists and he may be confident that your psychiatrist will do needful.


I hope this helps you.
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Thanks and regards.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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What Does My BP Reading Indicate?

Brief Answer: Yes Detailed Answer: Hello, Thanks for using Healthcaremagic. I read your query and understand your concerns. Extremely high blood pressure (>200/110) can damage the end organs permanently and it should be treated as emergency. Since your reading falls under high range I request you to seek assistance from local doctor without delay. I hope this helps you. Feel free to write back to me if you have more questions. Thanks and regards.