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Blood pressure rises instead of falls when I stand up. Is that abnormal?

Blood pressure rises instead of falls when I stand up. Is that abnormal?

Possibly: The normal rise in BP after standing is brief (<1 min). A sustained rise in BP would be abnormal and would imply hyperactive vasomotor function. ...Read more

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Dr. Arthur Balin
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Blood Pressure (Definition)

Blood pressure is a measurement of the force placed on the blood vessels and is comprised of the "systolic" pressure (the top number on a blood pressure meter) which is the peak pressure when the heart is pumping, and the "diastolic" pressure (the bottom number on a blood pressure meter) which is the pressure during the resting phase ...Read more


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My blood pressure suddenly rise or fall down?

My blood pressure suddenly rise or fall down?

See your doctor: You may just have anxiety or other benign reasons for your blood pressure to rise and crash, or something more serious (and much more rare!) like pheochromocytoma. The only way to check is with a detailed history and exam, with labs. ...Read more

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I have been having issues with my blood pressure rising and falling sharply during the night. It was 90/60 and then went to 117/78. I can feel it shifting even while lying in bed awake.. What is this?

I have been having issues with my blood pressure rising and falling sharply during the night. It was 90/60 and then went to 117/78. I can feel it shifting even while lying in bed awake.. What is this?

Normal blood pressure: Both values that you mentioned are considered normal. Unless you're having high or too low blood pressure, would not worry too much about these variations. Part of these variations and "adrenaline surges", might be related to anxiety. Repeated blood pressure checks may contribute to anxiety and stress, and therefore higher blood pressure. ...Read more

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My blood pressure is 130 l 85 in the morning but rise to 150 l 93 in the evening , then fell to 140 l90 at night , do have to taka medication ?

My blood pressure is 130 l 85 in the morning but rise to 150 l 93 in the evening , then fell to 140 l90 at night , do  have to taka medication ?

Maybe: You should see a doctor for a full exam and that may help decide if you should take meds. But there are life style changes you can make to help keep BP under better control. Diet, exercise, weight loss, stress, tobacco, & emotional issues are all major factors under your control. Whatever an exam finds, a healthy life style will help enormously. Take good care of yourself! ...Read more

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Could blood pressure rise in winters?

Could blood pressure rise in winters?

Has been described : This should not be a significant consideration in blood pressure treatment. It has been described as one is cold and the peripheral blood vessels do constrict to keep the person warmer. The blood pressure will go up but so will with caffeine. See your doc and follow directions ...Read more

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What can cause irregular blood pressure?

What can cause irregular blood pressure?

BP: changes in cardiac output or peripheral vascular resistance will cause changes in blood pressure. If the pump(heart muscle)has decreased ability to respond to stresses the blood pressure may vary irregularly ...Read more