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Blood pressure fluctuations during the day

A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ajay Acharya
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Yes: It is a dynamic number........fluctuates with emotion,position/activity of body, medications, hydration status.....etc.
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 55 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
Dr. Ehab Kasasbeh
Cardiology 20 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
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Nguyen
Obstetrics and Gynecology 11 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
Dr. Payam Mehranpour
Cardiology 23 years experience
Yes: Systolic BP (the top number) normally rises with exercise. Diastolic BP (the bottom number) does not change or may drop slightly.
Dr. Reid Blackwelder
Family Medicine 37 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
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Stern
Cardiology 46 years experience
Yes: Yes it can fluctuate in seconds.
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Cardiology 51 years experience
Blood pressure: Blood pressure is dynamic and is constantly adjusting. The 120/80 is sort of an average normal, a range of 90 to 140 systolic and 60 to 90 diastolic i... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Webber
Cardiology 32 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
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sergio Schabelman
Cardiology 48 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
A 47-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Satinover
Psychiatry 39 years experience
Probably age: As one gets older and at risk of persistent high blood pressure, vessels become much more subject to variable constriction. Noticing this as you have ... Read More
A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Howard Rubin
Cardiology 47 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.
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 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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