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A 23-year-old female asked:

After getting septic shock a year ago my blood pressure keeps fluctuating up and down untill now i havent fully recovered how can i stop my blood pressure from fluctuating ? and how long will i fully recover after my septic shock ?

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Dr. Sam Pennella
Specializes in General Practice
Hypo/hypertension: It sounds like you are saying you have hyper and hypo tension throughout the day. Medications can cause this, so you should review what you are on, but additionally adrenal insufficiency can cause hypotension, but I don't have an explanation yet for the hypertension unless you have renal insufficiency.
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Dr. Brad Goldenberg
Neonatology 37 years experience
You have ! : Blood pressure will always fluctuate whether you are healthy or not, and as long as the lower number, your diastolic blood pressure, is within the normal range, the variation in pressures means little to nothing, unless you are feeling weak or dizzy when you sit up or stand up. Suggest you confirm this with a doctor, but if you are without symptoms of low blood pressure relax and stop checking
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