Hypertensive emergency

What is Hypertensive emergency?

A hypertensive emergency is a condition of high blood pressure with one or more vital organ is involved in which an irreversible damage has occurred. The vital organ may include central nervous system, cardiovascular system and renal system.

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My blood pressure is 168 over 77 with a pulse of 49, my age is 67 - should i be taking action?

doctor1 MD

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You reported that your blood pressure is 168/77 mmHg and your pulse is 49/min with past history of Prostate cancer...

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just went to an urgent care facility about my sinus problem that i have had for the last few weeks....when they took my blood pressure reading it...

doctor1 MD

Hello,

Thanks for the query.

Over the counter medications for sinusitis will not cause such high blood pressure. However please do mention the...

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I am 88yrs old, my BP today is 150/100. Is this something to worry about?

doctor1 MD

Hi,

Thank you for posting your query.

I understand your concern.

At your age, a blood pressure reading of 150/100 mmHg is not uncommon and is not...

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