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A 45-year-old female asked:

i have high blood pressure and i am on medication, is it normal for the blood pressure to spike while exercising, especially the bottom number?

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Dr. Bennett Werner
Cardiology 44 years experience
Yes: (You shouldn't measure your BP during exercise.) It's normal and healthy for it to rise with physical activity. High blood pressure is defined as an elevation at complete rest when fully relaxed.

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Last updated Nov 26, 2018

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