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A 45-year-old member asked:

Advice? would my blood pressure ever go down?

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Dr. Bennett Werner
Cardiology 46 years experience
Maybe: If you're overweight, losing weight, or even just being on a diet will lower it. If you drink excessively, avoidiing that will lower it. If you eat a lot of salt, changing your diet could lower it.
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Dr. Bradford Romans
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The natural progression of blood pressure,over a lifetime,is to go up.
Jun 21, 2014
Dr. Diane Minich
Family Medicine 39 years experience
and take your medication as directed and follow up with your doctor.
Jun 21, 2014

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A 42-year-old member asked:

My blood pressure goes up when i stand up, why?

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Dr. Bennett Werner
Cardiology 46 years experience
Normal: That's normal, physiologic, and healthy.
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Blountstown, FL
A member asked:

Why does my blood pressure go up when I stand?

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Dr. Julie Abbott
Preventive Medicine 47 years experience
Blood pressure: usually falls a LITTLE bit with standing, but it can be considered normal if it rises as well. The key to both is....how much? When you stand up, an automatic/autonomic response is triggered that causes the blood vessels to constrict so that you continue to get enough blood circulating when challenged by gravity. However, if drops or rises more than 10-15 mmHg, you need cardiac eval. Good wishes:)
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