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can blood pressure lower during periods

A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Betsy Greenleaf
22 years experience Gynecology
Progesterone: Progesterone is a hormone that is part of the menstrual cycle. It is at it's highest levels in the second half of your cycle before your period. Prog ... Read More

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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Szawaluk
30 years experience Cardiology
Increase: Blood pressure increases with exercise.
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Visalakshi Vallury
23 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: Blood pressure varies during the depending on activity, diet, anxiety, etc. The variations you describe are entirely normal. Relax!
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rick Koch
Dr. Rick Koch answered
21 years experience Cardiology
No: And don't take Aspirin during pregnancy unless your physician directs you to.
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tonya Knoll
20 years experience General Practice
Blood pressure: Anxiety can increase blood pressure. I would advise you see your physician for appropriate medication.
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience Infectious Disease
Exercise, lose weigh: If your BP is elevated, lose weight if you're overweight, and exercise regularly. But most people with elevated blood pressure need medication to keep ... Read More
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A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jon Fishburn
29 years experience Ophthalmology
Not usually, unless: Your vision is only affected by extremely high blood pressure, when the effects of high BP affect the retinal vasculature ;/or optic nerve (malignant ... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sheldon Brownstein
Specializes in Cardiac Electrophysiology
Bo: The Bp recorded is an error but stress can raise bp
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience Cardiology
Not advised: Rapid reduction of BP is very dangerous. If you have high blood pressure, lower it gradually and safely over weeks to months.
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Mcadams
22 years experience Internal Medicine
Do you need to?: If you have high blood pressure at your age then you should probably be examed and have a work up. If you are asymptomatic you don't necessarily need ... Read More

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