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    when does one seek emergency medical attention for blood pressure reading 162/115
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    An_192035 posted:
    hi, im wondering when does one seek medical attention for blood pressure reading 162/115.. along with this is headache and feeling kind of woozy as in lightheaded. on metaprolol tartrate 100mg twice daily and lisinopril 20/12.5..
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    TNogram responded:
    I'm no Doctor but in my opinion, immediately. That kind of reading along with the headache and being light headed could be the onset of a stroke. Go find out but have someone drive you. Don't drive yourself.
     
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    Amelia_WebMD_Staff responded:
    Hi Anon_47052,

    I think that it would be wise to consult your doctor if this reading continues. Here is a link to a WebMD overview on high blood pressure that will help explain when your blood pressure is critical for immediate professional attention.

    UNDERSTANDING HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE - THE BASICS
    http://www.webmd.com/hypertension-high-blood-pressure/guide/understanding-high-blood-pressure-basics

    According to the WebMD article, "People with blood pressure readings of 200/120 or higher need treatment immediately. People with diabetes are treated if their blood pressure rises above 130/80, since they already have a high risk of heart disease."

    I hope that this information helps you and that your readings are lowered now! Best of luck and always call your physician if you have any doubts. :)
    Best Wishes! Amelia


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