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When should I call my doctor about my high blood pressure?

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Tell your doctor if:

If you have any concerns about your condition, don't hesitate to call your doctor.

  • Your blood pressure is still high, despite treatment
  • You have symptoms including fatigue, nausea, shortness of breath, lightheadedness, headache, excessive sweating, palpitations or irregular heart beats, problems with your vision, or confusion; these may be serious and need prompt medical attention. They could be from uncontrolled high blood pressure or from medication side effects.

SOURCE: National Kidney and Urologic Diseases Information Clearinghouse, National Institutes of Health.

Reviewed by Suzanne R. Steinbaum on June 23, 2017

SOURCE: National Kidney and Urologic Diseases Information Clearinghouse, National Institutes of Health.

Reviewed by Suzanne R. Steinbaum on June 23, 2017

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