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A 42-year-old male asked:

Can blood pressure in elderly go low and high in one day? like 90/65 in morning & 145/100 in evening? can it cause stroke? should bp be normalized?

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Dr. Richard Zimon
Internal Medicine 61 years experience
It is a: mistake to "over control" the blood pressure in elderly patients (although the definition of "elderly" has CHANGED and 73 is not as "old" as it used to be" A 24 hour BP monitor is available and I would strongly suggest it be used in this case. If the "episodes" of higher BP are FEW I would not treat! My opinion only! Hope it helps Dr Z
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