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Why Does Blood Pressure Go Up While Sleeping
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
Blood pressure: usually falls a LITTLE bit with standing, but it can be considered normal if it rises as well. The key to both is....how much? When you stand up, an automatic/autonomic response is triggered that causes the blood vessels to constrict so that you continue to get enough blood circulating when challenged by gravity. However, if drops or rises more than 10-15 mmHg, you need cardiac eval. Good wishes:) ...Read more
yes: Try this little experiment: measure your bp. Now stick your hands in a vat of ice water and hold them there for 10 minutes. Now check your BP again. Voila! (this is called the "cold-pressor" reaction). (aside: it works if you stick your face in the water too!). ...Read more
Depends: What med(s) are you on? Are you at maximum dose of each? How high is the blood pressure? Are you overweight? Are you diabetic? Docs have a number of different BP meds that work by different mechanisms; so they can change meds, increase doses, add another med. Exercise & eat healthful meals to attain proper weight & relieve stress. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My blood pressure drops 85/50 when I sit down but goes up to normal when standing. dizzy and lightheaded. what could cause this? Normal pulse.
B Blockers: If you are on Atenolol - a Beta blocker for your heart. Consider if you had these symptoms before starting a B Blocker for your heart. This could be related to the medication. You should follow up with the prescriber that gives prescribes this medication to you and repeat your concerns. The prescriber can evaluate you and consider alternative treatment options vs testing vs referral. ...Read more
When i stand up and check my blood
pressure it go up and caused me to loss
balance but when i seat down and check my blood pressure it ok?
It shouldn'tNormally: If you have diabetes or pre- diabetes, as you eat, Insulin levels may acutely increase before your blood sugar has had a chance to go up. Though it usually doesn't happen this way. You might also want to check to see if you're starting off your meals low to begin with. If you take Insulin too soon before a meal this may also happen. ...Read more
Probably: If you already have problems with blood pressure then yes! we recommend a 2 gram sodium diet for patients with BP problems. The average american consumes around 18 grams a day! way too much. Keep salt low regardless having elevated blood pressure. Unless you're a long distance runner who needs plenty of electrolytes or you have some strange condition that requires your body to keep a high salt. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Why does BP go up when standing .Sitting is 107/67.Standing is 145/78.Heart rate goes up to 100 and i feel weak and faint.I told my doctor did nothin.
Many reasons: If someone is obese or has some type of airway obstruction, this may can cause what is called obstructive sleep apnea, also gastric content regurgitation that goes to the lungs due gastroesophageal reflux may cause someone to wake up catching their breath. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Why does my blood pressure rises when im standing and goes down when im sitting or laying dowm i take avapro (irbesartan) 300mg daily since 1993?
This is physiologic: & normal...Need more BP when standing to supply the brain with blood flow. ...Read more
I was wondering what does it mean when my blood pressure falls from laying down to sitting position?
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