To Your Good Health
DEAR DR. ROACH:
At what point is high blood pressure a medical emergency (i.e., needs to be treated TODAY, or at least before, say, going out of the country next week)?
Ive never had an issue with high blood pressure at a gynecology appointment last year it was fine, and at a general internist appointment the year prior it also was fine. In the past few days, though, Ive had really high numbers: 140/81, 161/97,167/109 and 171/98. Im looking for a new internist (mine retired) and have a message in to one recommended by my gynecologist, but do I need to find someone (anyone) today? Or at least in the next few days? C.P.