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Jud1956 posted:
on a scale of one to ten (one = best) where does a BP reading of 212/148 fall?
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billh99 responded:
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Levels that high have the potential for being a hypertensive crises or emergency.

If you have a headache, shortness of breath, or just not feeling right go immediately to the ER.

Otherwise get to an your doctors or an urgent care the FIRST thing tomorrow.


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