U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
A 40-year-old member asked:

For what reason is my blood pressure high when i wake up?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Jesse Cone
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 21 years experience
Many reasons: In the morning our bodies prepare for the day so hormones like Adrenalin are released. This raises our blood pressure. It could also be due to the types of blood pressure medications you take. If they are short acting, they may be wearing off by the morning. It can be due to stress. It can be due to a high salt breakfast. There are many reasons.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.

Similar questions

A 41-year-old member asked:

Why is blood pressure high in the morning?"

1 doctor answer4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Rick Koch
Cardiology 24 years experience
This is common : As cortisol system activates in early morning to produce higher bp.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
Dr. Clarence Grim
Endocrinology 59 years experience
To diagnose high blood pressure one needs to have the most accurate device that can be found. This is still a BP taken by a trained human listening to the BP and using a calibrated manometer. i never trust an automated device for my patient unless i can validate it as accurate by auscultation. One reason may be that this patient's arm is not being supported and cuff in wrong place.
Nov 10, 2016
A 44-year-old member asked:

What to do if my blood pressure very very very high..Only 22?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Bennett Werner
Cardiology 46 years experience
Testing ; treatment: At 22, there is likely to an underlying cause. This person needs to be evaluated. Renal disease, adrenal disease, coarctation, cushings disease, and rarely pheochromocytoma all need to be excluded. Treatment and control are critical. I suggest they should be seen very very very soon.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
Last updated Jun 24, 2014


Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.