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Doctor insights on: Unexplained Rise In Blood Pressure

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What causes a rise in blood pressure?

What causes a rise in blood pressure?

Many things. . .: There are many ways to increase blood pressure (BP) such as stress & anxiety. Excess salt in one's diet can do so, too. Common over-the-counter medications such as decongestants can also increase one's BP. Smoking can temporarily increase BP while putting you at risk for many other issues. Obesity & lack of exercise don't help either. In fact, losing weight via exercise can decrease BP naturally. ...Read more

Dr. Chad Levitt
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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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Can you tell me about a significant rise in blood pressure after starting trilipix?

Can you tell me about a significant rise in blood pressure after starting trilipix?

Not in my experience: I've written for trilipix thousands of times and have not come across high blood pressure as a side effect. Nausea, headache, dizziness however are common side effects. A diet that results in elevated triglycerides requiring medical therapy such as trilipix is also likely to be high in sodium and low in potassium which may result in high blood pressure as well. ...Read more

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When I'm having high anxiety BP is 150/98 when I relax it returns to 119/79 range, could anxiety cause such a rise in blood pressure?

When I'm having high anxiety BP is 150/98 when I relax it returns to 119/79 range, could anxiety cause such a rise in blood pressure?

Anxiety;BP: Yes, anxiety can impact your bp. Some breath work might help. Look up deep breathing techniques to learn how to regulate your breathing and slow it down. Practice the techniques several times a day, even when you're feeling ok. There are several other relaxation techniques (visualization, muscle relaxation, mindfulness, music, etc), find what works for you. ...Read more

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Will the weaning process off atenolol cause a rise in blood pressure?

Will the weaning process off atenolol cause a rise in blood pressure?

It is possible: Consult your local healthcare professional before adjusting your medication. ...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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Does exercise rise or lower blood pressure?

Does exercise rise or lower blood pressure?

See below: During exercise, BP normally rises. This is healthy. Following exercise, BP falls, in facts, will fall below the baseline temporarily, because of the dilated blood vessels exercise causes. ...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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What are the causes of blood pressure to rise when you get up?

What are the causes of blood pressure to rise when you get up?

Normal physiology: When you get up, your heart beats faster and stronger, and the stroke volume (amount of blood pumped per beat) rises. Also, your involuntary (autonomic) nervous system causes your vessels to constrict. The net effect of all those actions is a normal rise in bp. ...Read more

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Is there any herbs or spices that can cause blood pressure to rise?

Is there any herbs or spices that can cause blood pressure to rise?

See List Below: Herbs That May Increase Blood Pressure:
Aniseed
St. Johns Wort
Capsicum
Parsley
Blue Cohosh
Vervain
Chaste Berry
Bayberry
Licorice
Ginger
Ginseng
Ephedra
Pau d'Arco
Coltsfoot
Gentian
Cola alkaloids
Broom alkaloids
Calamus amines
Guarana

Actually the list of Herbs that may cause Hypotenstion (Low Blood Pressure) is much longer. ...Read more

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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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What does it mean if your blood pressure continues to rise despite medications?

What does it mean if your blood pressure continues to rise despite medications?

Blood Pressure: If you are on medication and your blood pressure isn't coming down, you need to discuss with your doctor. You may need increased dosage or additonal medications. You could also perhaps need additional testing to see if something unexpected is going on. ...Read more

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Can a person raise their blood pressure reading just by thinking about it rising?

Can a person raise their blood pressure reading just by thinking about it rising?

Yes: That can happen when a person with high blood pressure checks his BP (to write it down), and notices that it is higher than he wants it to be. He thinks about it and takes it again, but it turns out a few points higher than before. Then, he thinks about it some more, and takes it a third time, but now it's even higher... So, the more he thinks and worries about it, the higher the BP goes. ...Read more

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Why my blood pressure rises everytime I go see a dr but when im home and test its normal?

Why my blood pressure rises everytime I go see a dr but when im home and test its normal?

White Coat: White coat hypertension is very common. Blood pressure is normal outside the office and elevated in the doctor's office. Discuss with your doctor. A log of home blood pressures or a 24 hour ambulatory blood pressure monitor will help diagnose this. ...Read more

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What does it mean when your blood pressure continues to rise even if you're not doing anything?

Blood pressure: If you are at rest and under no stress and your blood pressure is rising out of the normal range, then you need to be checked for the cause (es). ...Read more

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Why blood pressure rises to abnormal levels first thing when I wake up in the morning and normal in the evening?

Morning Hypertension: Are u on treatment?
If Yes - your anti hypertensive may be wearing off in the morning.
If No - exclude Obstructive Sleep Apnoea or avoid Alcohol. Consider 24 ABPM.
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How much can your blood pressure rise when you are sick? If I normally have a BP of 120/82 and it is 150/100 when I am sick, i'd that ok or no?

How much can your blood pressure rise when you are sick? If I normally have a BP of 120/82 and it is 150/100 when I am sick, i'd that ok or no?

Pain often raises BP: But your doctor is in the best position to advise you to either treat or watch that changed pressure. ...Read more

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My blood pressure in the morning is usually around 135/85 systolic and dyastolic but rises to around 145/87 in the afternoon; what could be resposible?

My blood pressure in the morning is usually around 135/85 systolic and dyastolic but rises to around 145/87 in the afternoon; what could be resposible?

Nervous system?: In the morning, your parasympathetic nervous system (pns) is more active, this will tend to keep your BP low. However as the day progresses you may be overly actviating your sympathetic nervous system (sns)- this could cause an increase in bp. Other things to consider are caffeine, sugar, fried foods and other stressors you may be exposed to during the day. ...Read more

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I have recently had blood pressure rise at night to 140/100.It rarely reaches such a level during the daytime. Can you please tell me why this happens?

I have recently had blood pressure rise at night to 140/100.It rarely reaches such a level during the daytime. Can you please tell me why this happens?

High blood pressure: Blood pressure varies all the time. You may experience stress or excitement. Check with your doctor may be a good idea. Although you may not have any symptoms from high blood pressure. ...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?

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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Help can blood pressure rise in winters more than in other seasons?

Help can blood pressure rise in winters more than in other seasons?

Possible: Blood pressure is responsive to weight, exercise and diet. So if you typically gain weight in winter, are less active and eat more food, one can imagine it may be higher in winter. Stress and mood may affect blood pressure as well. If your mood is better in other seasons, then that may affect it as well. ...Read more