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A 33-year-old male asked:

Blood pressure right after return from work was: 145/99 8 minutes later: 131/87 30 mins further: 124/80 i checked back in two hrs and bp is: 117/ 77; based on reading, is this hypertension?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 48 years experience
The readings suggest transient hypertension triggered by stress. It does suggest the need for close monitoring over a period of days/weeks. Hypertension is a silent process that can damage many organs over time. If the readings continue to be elevated during activities of daily living it is worth consulting your doc.
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