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Why is my blood pressure suddenly higher?

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Dr. Shaym Puppala answered

Specializes in Internal Medicine

Various causes: Cannot answer in your case; i cannot interview you/perform exam.Generally, blood pressure (BP) can rise despite treatment from emotional stress, physical activity prior to BP check, use of over-the-counter medications like oral decongestants, higher salt in diet (soup, canned food, lunch meat, cheese, snacks, frozen meals etc), increased weight, caffeine, sleep apnea, frequently unidentified cause.

Answered 6/24/2020

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