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A 30-year-old member asked:

Will blood pressure fluctuate throughout the day?

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Dr. Mark Stern
Cardiology 47 years experience
Yes: Yes it can fluctuate in seconds.
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A 50-year-old female asked:

Why does my blood pressure fluctuate so much.

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Dr. Peter Banitt
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 33 years experience
BP Varies: It is normal for the blood pressure to fluctuate throughout the day. Being active, feeling stressed or having strong emotional thoughts, caffeine, salt intake, and many other factors can make the blood pressure rise. Resting or relaxing, sleeping, deep breathing or meditation can lower the blood pressure.
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A 92-year-old male asked:

Why is my blood pressure fluctuating wildly?

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Dr. Jerome Zacks
Cardiology 52 years experience
It depends: It is normal for ones blood pressure to vary from moment to moment. Check your pressure each morning, sitting and standing, for 1 or 2 weeks. The major determinant of a significant change usually is the amount of salt one ingests (for example, the day after a salty meal, one expects a significant rise in blood pressure). If ones pressure is consistently greater than 125 systolic, see your dr.
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A 49-year-old member asked:

My blood pressure fluctuates from 140?

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Dr. Rick Koch
Cardiology 23 years experience
Bp fluctuations : Are normal but what is your average bp?
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Last updated Aug 8, 2012

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