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Blood pressure fluctuations during the day

A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ajay Acharya
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39 years experience
Yes: It is a dynamic number........fluctuates with emotion,position/activity of body, medications, hydration status.....etc.
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Dr. Marino Tavarez
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Absolutely normal: blood pressures can fluctuate from second to second and this variation can be both normal and beneficial to your well being. If you truly need to moni... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Louis Grenzer
Cardiology 57 years experience
Not unusual: The blood pressure even when normal varies from minute to minute even. It is not uncommon for a patient in the dr.'s office to have a high blood press... Read More
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Dr. Ehab Kasasbeh
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 22 years experience
Varies : Your blood pressure will normally very over the course of the day. This depends on many factors such as fatigue , exercise , dietary intake including ... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Nguyen
Obstetrics and Gynecology 13 years experience
Normal.: When exercising, your muscles need more oxygen. The heart pumps more blood around your body with more powerful contractions that will make your blood ... Read More
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Dr. Payam Mehranpour
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 25 years experience
Yes: Systolic BP (the top number) normally rises with exercise. Diastolic BP (the bottom number) does not change or may drop slightly.
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Dr. Reid Blackwelder
Family Medicine 39 years experience
Normal for BP: Blood pressure varies throughout the day and with many factors such as exercise, pain, caffeine/nicotine and so on. Those numbers are fine. It is wort... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Stern
Cardiology 48 years experience
Yes: Yes it can fluctuate in seconds.
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Webber
Cardiology 34 years experience
Lifestyle first : start with restricting dietary sodium intake to 2,000 mg per day. Next, begin a daily fitness program of aerobic exercise minimum 30-40 min daily. If... Read More
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sergio Schabelman
Cardiology 50 years experience
Yes: It may fluctuate minute to minute. Those measurements are normal and you should NOT be checking your BP. As you can see: it will drive you nuts, witho... Read More
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A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Howard Rubin
Cardiology 49 years experience
Blood pressure: Hypertension is defined as 140/90. Blood pressure will fluctuate all day long but below 140/90 does not require any treatment.
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 35 years experience
Sure: Most people who check their blood pressure readings don't get the same reading on repeated measurements. Humans are not identical from moment to momen... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 35 years experience
Emotions, activities: Most people who check their blood pressure readings don't get the same reading on repeated measurements. Humans are not identical from moment to momen... Read More
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A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Zanger
Cardiology 35 years experience
Blood pressure: Nocturnal rises in BP may be related to sleep apnea contact your md to see if that may be a cause.
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