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What could cause wildly fluctuating blood pressure ?

What could cause wildly fluctuating blood pressure ?

Several reasons...: Anxiety, inadequate medication, withdrawl effects from certain medications such as Clonidine which may not be administered frequently enough to last 24 hours and excess salt intake are some of the causes. Rarely conditions such as pheochromocytoma (tumours secreting adrenaline) can cause fluctuating and episodic high blood pressure. ...Read more

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Dr. Warren Foster
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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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Grandmother on 4 blood pressure medications - still having a fluctuating blood pressure reaching 200/100+. Any ideas?

Add meds.: Keep adding medicines until pressure goes down over time. Give appointments every week. Monitor BP at home. Use Clonidine to lower BP higher than 200/100. Even consider Clonidine patch. Refer her to a hypertension specialist, or to a nephrologist ( kidney). Rule out pheochromocytoma. ...Read more

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Have severe pressure in lower right side of head,worse at night.I have high fluctuating blood pressure.

Have severe pressure in lower right side of head,worse at night.I have high fluctuating blood pressure.

Exam needed: Because of your age & complaints it is best for you to seek a doctor's evaluation right away. Take care ---- ...Read more

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Fluctuating blood pressures range from 130 to 200 systolic. recent onset of seizures. EEG came back normal. 4 months postpartum. Can it be eclampsia?

Fluctuating blood pressures range from 130  to 200 systolic. recent onset of seizures. EEG came back normal. 4 months postpartum. Can it be eclampsia?

No.: Eclampsia occurs during pregnancy, not afterward. New onset seizures requires investigation, including brain imaging (e.g., MRI). Rarely adrenal tumors can cause wildly fluctuating blood pressure. You need thorough medical assessment. ...Read more

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I don't have a balance. I have tinnitus and vertigo. Headness to the right. Fluctuating blood pressure 144/180 or 57/30, heart is fine the doctor said?

I don't have a balance. I have tinnitus and vertigo. Headness to the right. Fluctuating blood pressure 144/180 or 57/30, heart is fine the doctor said?

Question cant be ans: I have a feeling you have just made a question, which does not make any sence.I am sorry but your question can not be answered .Bp can not be 144/180 and 57/30 for no reason. Who checked your blood pressure, if you did it yourself with a digital machine, it may need calibration, but it can still not show 144/180, may be 180/144.If that is the case go to nearest er and get checked as it can be serious. ...Read more

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3 years of fluctuating blood pressure-tachycardia-excessive sweating-shortness of breath-headaches-CatScan shows nodular thickening left adrenal gland?

3 years of fluctuating blood pressure-tachycardia-excessive sweating-shortness of breath-headaches-CatScan shows nodular thickening left adrenal gland?

Adrenal: I hope your doctor has discussed this finding with you. It may well be nothing to be concerned about but your doctor must advise you. If you can, please let me know what transpires. ...Read more

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I have fluctuating high blood pressure. What shoul i do?

I have fluctuating high blood pressure. What shoul i do?

If it fluctuates: It is due to unstable nervous (automatic) controls and in my experience is usually a sign of poor diet, especially sugar in all its forms. ...Read more