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Is Blood Pressure Higher In The Evening
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
Positional BP: When taking blood pressure readings from various positions, normally, the blood pressures will be quite close after time has elapsed. If blood pressures are taken right after a position change, the following will be likely: typically the lying blood pressure will be the highest, followed by the sitting bp, and the standing will be the lowest. These differences are magnified in certain situations. ...Read more
End of day: Blood pressure tends to be higher after stress exposure - if you spent a day exercising and relaxing, your BP may be lower - of if taken at the end of a stressful day it will probably be higher. Ideal BP is 115/70-75. Get yourself a home BP cuff if you have a problem - i would recommend the traditional type as electronic devices are not very accurate.If you have high BP in am, you should see md. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Blood Pressure same.: Theoretically the blood pressure should be the same in every artery in the body. Without getting too detailed, the blood pressure can change in different arteries due to narrowing, plaque, calcifications, recoil ability, resistance of area that the artery is feeding or whether or not the artery is going to an organ or to the arms or legs. A blockage in front of an artery will reduce the pressure. ...Read more
Not directly related: The blood level of sodium is often high in the face of dehydration and this may or may not correspond with a change in blood pressure. If one is volume depleted, the blood pressure may be low. However, some may have severe weakness of their heart muscle and the blood pressure and the sodium may both be low. It is important to correlate the medical issues involved to interpret these levels. ...Read more
Blood pressure is normal throughout the day but higher in the morning I've read this is common? 120's/70's most of the day140's/80's in the morning
Yes definitely the: Blood pressure is higher in the AM because of natural hormones in the body called cortisol and adrenaline that are produced to kick start your body and ready it for the stresses during the day. Of course stress will increase your blood pressure as well so high level executives or people with stressful routines like busy stay at home moms can have higher pressures throughout the day as well. ...Read more
Yes due to: Early morning activation of the cortisol system. ...Read more
Depends: It depends on what the actual numbers are. ...Read more
Higher flow, closer: The arteries get blood directly from the heart, which adds pressure to the blood pool in the left ventricle in order to get it to flow to the body. The veins "hold" blood for the heart to pump, & don't need much force. The arteries also have thicker, stiffer walls than the floppy veins, which allows them to "hold onto" the pressure more. For these reasons, arterial BP is higher than in the veins. ...Read more
Why does a rise in the total peripheral resistance and cardiac rate increase the diastolic pressure more than it increases the systolic pressure?
Question: It doesn't always but in general the increase in peripheral resistance and decrease in duration of diastole will cause the diastolic pressure to increase along with the systolic but as diastole shortens relative to systole, the volume/resistance in the capillary beds will increase diastolic pressure relatively more ...Read more
OK for now: Many things affect blood pressure including diet, weight, exercise, anxiety, stress, and other diseases. It's never too early to work on a healthy lifestyle to keep your blood pressure low. What is considered OK today may be considered too high tomorrow! Diet, exercise and stress reduction. No smoking. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Great question.: Your glucose levels can be affected by your circadian (day/night) rhythm. When you are waking up, certain hormones are active to help your body get ready to get up. In diabetes, these hormones are accentuated in the morning, and they antagonize the effects of insulin. Therefore, more blood sugar enters the bloodstream from your liver at this time of day. ...Read more
Blood in eye HBP: You likely have the most severe form of HBP called malignant HTN. You need to get it under control now!. I specialize in this and am happy to get you to goal in only a few days to weeks depending on what meds you are on and how much salt you eat. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Neither: It's pressure in the arteries - the cuff is an indirect measurement. (a direct measurement requires placing a gauge directly into the artery). ...Read more
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