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

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

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. ...Read more

Dr. Katharine Cox
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Hypertension (Definition)

A blood pressure reading has two numbers: a systolic blood pressure and a diastolic blood pressure. The systolic blood pressure is the maximum pressure the blood exerts on the vessels when the heart is beating. The diastolic blood pressure is the pressure the blood exerts on the vessels in between heartbeats. Hypertension, or high blood pressure, begins when the systolic blood pressure remains above 140 or when the diastolic blood pressure remains above 90. Hypertension can be a result of increased blood flow through vessels or increased resistance to ...Read more


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What does high blood pressure in the morning indicate?

What does high blood pressure in the morning indicate?

Hypertension: Blood pressure is usually higher in the am. If the am pressure exceeds 140/90 it informs a hypertensive diagnosis. ...Read more

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Shall I take my high blood pressure pill in the morning or in the evening?

Shall I take my high blood  pressure pill in the morning or in the evening?

No differance: Lisinopril can be taken once a day in the morning or before bed time. Some people prefer to take at night because of mild side effects like dizziness or drowsiness. Follow the directions of your treating doctor for the best results. ...Read more

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When is the right time to take high blood pressure pills, morning or afternoon?

When is the right time to take high blood pressure pills, morning or afternoon?

Dosing time: Depends on the agent & its half life in the blood,once daily agents with no diuretic action I usually advise at evening or bedtime as there is diurnal variation in BP control. ...Read more

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Why high blood pressure is higher in the morning?

Blood presssure: When you're asleep there is less stimulation in the system. When you first awaken there is a tide of stimulation flooding into the consciousness and unconsciousness and this stimulates the BP to rise somewhat. ...Read more

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When is the best time to take my high blood pressure pill 20mg olmetec morning or at night?

When is the best time to take my high blood pressure pill 20mg olmetec morning or at night?

Best time for BP med: Olmetec is a BP medication with a dosing schedule of one a day. There are reports in the medical literature that is probably better to take BP meds at night, so i would say it would be better to take your o once a day before you go to sleep. ...Read more

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What is the best time to take the medication for high blood pressure ? Morning or evening? After food or before food?

What is the best time to take the medication for high blood pressure ? Morning or evening? After food or before food?

BP medication: Very good question. Data show that taking BP meds in the evening after food is best. Many BP pills though are not 24 hour pills. Amlodipine is about 18 hours duration. Taking it in the evening is best. ...Read more

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Accidentally took wrong high blood pressure pill 100mg metoprolol at 500am this morning instead of my hydrochlorthyazide 25mg pill what shti do?

Be Smart: You'll probably be all right. The metoprolol will wear off within 12 hours (24 hours if it's toprol xl or Metoprolol Succinate instead of tartrate) and it's extremely unlikely to cause serious problems if all you took was one. Pick up the correct regimen tomorrow. That said, usual disclaimers: my advice here is generic and not specific to your case, and you should see an er if you have symptoms. ...Read more

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My mom (59) had very high blood pressure yesterday (180/110). Although she took ENAP her reading this morning was 140/100. Please tell me what to do?

My mom (59) had very  high blood pressure yesterday (180/110). Although she took ENAP her reading this morning was 140/100. Please tell me what to do?

More info: If ENAP is a new med, stay on it and bood pressure will continue to drop over 2 weeks. If this is a chronic med, talk to your doc about raising dose or adding another med. ...Read more

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Should I take my high blood pressure and/or heart medicines the morning of the sigmoidoscopy procedure?

Should I take my high blood pressure and/or heart medicines the morning of the sigmoidoscopy procedure?

Medications: Yes, you should. Ideally with just few sips or water and at least 2-3 hours earlier than you procedure. ...Read more

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Female age 50.I take amlodipine 5mg and losartan 50mg for high blood pressure . . Is it best to take at night or in the morning,?

Female age 50.I take amlodipine 5mg and losartan 50mg for high blood pressure . . Is it best to take at night or in the morning,?

Doesn't matter: There are no scientific data indicating that morning versus evening intake of meds are any different in terms of BP control and cardiovascular outcomes. The important thing is to take medicine regularly. ...Read more

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85 yr, history of high blood pressure, has morning sinking spells, low BP , faints, lethargic, weak, BP goes up by noon, ran tests, nothing major?

85 yr, history of high blood pressure, has morning sinking spells, low BP , faints, lethargic,  weak, BP goes up by noon,  ran tests, nothing major?

Get a 2nd opinion: If you have a blood pressure machine at home, please check it before you get up in the morning (lying down position). Then get up slowly with blood pressure cuff on. Repeat it about 3-5 minutes after you get up. Check if you have any symptoms between lying down and getting up. Record everything and talk to physician. Medications may be the problem. Or baroreceptor reflex may be problem. ...Read more

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Can i take dayquil after taking a Mucinex (guaifenesin) dm this morning. I also take daily metoprolol for high blood pressure?

Yes: Active ingredients in dayquil include: acetaminophen 325 mg dextromethorphan hbr 10 mg phenylephrine hcl 5 mg fd&c red no. 40, fd&c yellow no. 6, gelatin, glycerin, polyethylene glycol, povidone, propylene glycol, purified water, sorbitol special, titanium dioxide mucinex dm has: dextromethorphan hbr 30 mg guaifenesin 600 mg. 40 mg total of dm shouldn't be too much, but caution with phenylep. ...Read more

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What causes high blood pressure?

Stiffening of : The walls of the arteries. Hardening of the arteries, high levels of hormones such as aldosterone or adrenaline, blockages of the kidney arteries leading to increased renin are all potential reasons. ...Read more

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What causes high blood pressure?

What causes high blood pressure?

Hardening of arterie: Hardening of arteries, increased vascular tone/ resistance. Causes blood pressure to go up. Other associated feature hypercholesterolemia. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Gabor
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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


Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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High Blood Pressure (Hypertension) (Definition)

Also known as hypertension, high blood pressure occurs when blood pressure is 140/90 or higher. A systolic blood pressure (top number) is the pressure the blood exerts on the artery when the heart is at maximum contraction and a diastolic blood pressure (bottom number) is the pressure the blood exerts on the artery when the heart is at maximum relaxation. ...Read more