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Doctor insights on: Fluctuating Blood Pressure Symptoms

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Dr. Barbara Lavi
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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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Why does your blood pressure fluctuate?

Why does your blood pressure fluctuate?

It needs to adjust: If it didn't you would faint every time you stood up. It needs to adjust to gravity and temperature as well as other conditions. ...Read more

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Why is my blood pressure fluctuating wildly?

Why is my blood pressure fluctuating wildly?

It depends: It is normal for ones blood pressure to vary from moment to moment. Check your pressure each morning, sitting and standing, for 1 or 2 weeks. The major determinant of a significant change usually is the amount of salt one ingests (for example, the day after a salty meal, one expects a significant rise in blood pressure). If ones pressure is consistently greater than 125 systolic, see your dr. ...Read more

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Is it normal for blood pressure to fluctuate?

Is it normal for blood pressure to fluctuate?

BP variation: Yes. BP changes with every heart beat. This is controlled by many systems in your body. The goal of this regulation is to keep blood flow to your brain constant. BP tends to go down when you go to sleep and be higher in AM than PM. Best way to learn this in yourself is to take your own BP and observe. It is normal for it to vary by at least 40/20 around the clock. ...Read more

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Why does my blood pressure fluctuate so much.

BP Varies: It is normal for the blood pressure to fluctuate throughout the day. Being active, feeling stressed or having strong emotional thoughts, caffeine, salt intake, and many other factors can make the blood pressure rise. Resting or relaxing, sleeping, deep breathing or meditation can lower the blood pressure. ...Read more

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Exactly how much should blood pressure fluctuate?

Exactly how much should blood pressure fluctuate?

A lot, say 30 points: Pressure varies a lot throughout the day. When a person exercises, the pressure can normally go up from 110/70 to 180/90. Many people have higher pressure in the morning when they wake up and it goes down throughout the day. Pressure is lowest while sleeping, normal is <120/70. Expect the top number to vary by 30 points throughout the day, routinely. ...Read more

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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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What's the symptoms of blood pressure to high or to low?

What's the symptoms of blood pressure to high or to low?

Depends on degree: Mild or moderate changes in blood pressure will usually not produce any symptoms. However, more significant (or sudden) changes in BP may produce symptoms. Low BP may produce dizziness, weakness or malaise, sometimes with blurry or spotty vision, shakiness or even nausea. Conversely, high BP may produce headache or pulsatilla pressure, sometimes with blurry vision or nausea. ...Read more

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Is it normal for blood pressure to fluctuate from 99/63, 101/71 to 124/70?

Is it normal for blood pressure to fluctuate from 99/63, 101/71 to 124/70?

Probably: Blood pressure fluctuates and there is also the possibility of inaccurate readings from time to time. For long term health maintenance, average blood pressure is probably most important. For more immediate health concerns, it is important to discuss symptoms that may be associated with high or low pressures with your physician so that any untoward effects on health can be assessed. ...Read more