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is it normal to have a higher blood pressure at night

A 69-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rick Koch
Dr. Rick Koch answered
21 years experience Cardiology
Yes due to: Early morning activation of the cortisol system.

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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rick Koch
Dr. Rick Koch answered
21 years experience Cardiology
Normally : More elevated first thing in morning due to effects of cortisol.
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience Internal Medicine
After meal: After a full meal your pulse may rise and along with that the blood pressure rises also. These values return to baseline when digestion proceeds. Of ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. David Weissman
23 years experience Internal Medicine
Orthostatic: If your systolic blood pressure (top number) goes down by more than 20 points when you go from reclining to standing, or if the diastolic (bottom numb ... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Payam Mehranpour
22 years experience Cardiology
Unusual: Regular exercise may improve blood pressure and shouldn't increase resting readings. You might want to look at your diet. If you're on a higher salt d ... Read More
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A 65-year-old female asked:
Dr. John cuong Doan
17 years experience Family Medicine
Yes definitely the: Blood pressure is higher in the AM because of natural hormones in the body called cortisol and adrenaline that are produced to kick start your body an ... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andrew Doe
19 years experience Interventional Radiology
Depends: When you measure it, and your activity. Immediately after rising your BP can be either high or low.
A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Fedak
Specializes in Sports Medicine
BP higher after w/o: Blood pressure will rise during exercise and usually takes a. While to go back down, up to an hour or two. Blood pressure that rises to hypertensive l ... Read More
A 76-year-old male asked:
Dr. Terry Simpson
34 years experience General Surgery
Blood vessels : It effects the elasticity of blood vessels. Less elastic means higher pressure.
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Heldman
32 years experience Cardiology
Diagnosing high BP: One high blood pressure measurement does not mean you have hypertension. Relax, and check it again when you are feeling comfortable and have been sitt ... Read More
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