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Dr. Andrew Rynne
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Is a high blood pressure with headache of concern?

I'm 38, 5'-10" and weigh 210#. Whenever I go to the doctor my blood pressure is usually around 128 over 85. Over the past week I've had a head ache that I can't get rid of and my wife told me I needed to get my blood pressure checked. So at lunch I stopped at Wal-Mart and checked at there customer station. It said it was 165 over 115 with a pulse of 125. Should I be concerned?
Fri, 9 Dec 2016
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Cardiologist 's  Response
hi dear
my suggestion is to get your B.P cheked up again manually by a doctor or nurse
many time due to sensor problem automatic machines give false reading
a suden rise in systolic(upper ) blood pressure can be explained but a sudden change of diastolic b.p from prehypetensive stage to grade 3 severe hypertension can not be expalined and is possible in rare case scenarios
before suggesting any medications or test my advise is that get your blood pressure checked up manually at three occasions seperated by few hours .
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