My partner has not been feeling good lately. Says it feels like everything is tight everywhere. Gets dizzy when bending, has mild headache
The other day partner went and self tested and had 187/120, next day had 190/125.
Made appointment with our doctor..what will happen when partner goes to doctor?
Partner has had Hbp for a long time (not this high) ...maybe 15 years.. but has tried to handle it on own.
What can my partner expect?
First off, if your partner took his b/p at a pharmacy it may not be correct. Your Dr. should take a thorough history & do a physical exam. He will order a routine blood tests for thyroid function etc.
He will probably give him some sample medication.
If he is allergic to any medications, food, insects be sure & tell your Dr.
Make sure you have a list of all medications your partner maybe taking. Include any supplements or over the counter medications.
Avoid any caffeine drinks etc. before the visit.
Since the diastolic (2nd number) is possibly 120, the Dr. may send your partner straight to the ER-this depends on his symptoms, family & personal history.
Whatever happens your partner needs a reliable b/p monitor. Then he needs to compare it to the DR's b/p equipment to make sure it is reliable. I have a OMIRON HEM-711 which has lasted 6 yrs & counting. Follow the directions. Makse sure the cuff is the correct size. Fam
Thanks for your information,
doc checked partner's Bp sure enough it was 187 over 125. Doc said cant have it stay like this & gave partner some sample meds of
valsartan to take 1 a day & said see you in 3 days. I am amazed that that was it!