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A 32-year-old member asked:

Wake up in the morning with high blood pressure for about 10 minutes. should i be worried about this? what causes it?

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Dr. Bennett Werner
Cardiology 46 years experience
Hypertension: Hypertension is diagnosed when the basal (ie lowest) BP is consistently elevated. If you're normal throughout the day, i wouldn't give it another thought. When you sleep, you're not necessarily relaxed or at basal conditions. Sleep apnea should be considered/excluded. If you take BP meds, try shifting one to bedtime so it's still working in the morning.
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