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Yes, 140/110 is high blood pressure of hypertension. This can increase without treatment and can cause strokes, and problems in kidney, liver, eye etc. Also it can cause heart problems.
Recent head injury, hyperthyroidism, renal artery stenosis (diagnosed by dopplar studies or MRI), abnormal kidney function (by kidney function tests), hyper function of adrenals, Cushing’s syndrome, abnormal liver function etc need to be ruled out. You should consult a cardiologist for high BP. To diagnose the cause tests like kidney function, liver function, lipid profile, thyroid, adrenal gland function, EKG, ECHO, tread mill etc are done. If no cause is found then what you have is essential hypertension. The doctor will need to adjust the type and dose of medication. This may need a few trials before a medication that suits you is adjusted at an optimal dose. Keep a morning evening record of your blood pressure for a few days. Apart from medication you need to eat healthy, exercise regularly as advised by the cardiologist, reduce salt intake, take alcohol with caution or better avoid, quit smoking if you do and reduce total calorie intake in a day, maintain your weight, cholesterol and lipids under control.
As a golden rule one should never self medicate in case of blood pressure. If the blood pressure remains under control, the life expectancy is normal. Uncontrolled BP can reduce the life expectancy and cause problems like stroke, heart failure, kidney failure etc. Take care!
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