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When to start medicine for high blood pressure?

Today my left arm started to feel weird and about 3:40 I had my blood pressure checked and it was 150/101. It has never been that high sometimes when I'm in pain it only gets up to like 140/94. High blood pressure does run in my family does this mean I need to be on medicine.
Tue, 30 May 2017
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Yes a BP of >140/90 needs treatment. But as it is noticed just once, you should monitor it regularly. If it still remains to be high than you need treatment. Till than decrease salt intake.
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When to start medicine for high blood pressure?

Hi, Yes a BP of 140/90 needs treatment. But as it is noticed just once, you should monitor it regularly. If it still remains to be high than you need treatment. Till than decrease salt intake. Thanks