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Unstable blood pressure readings age 80+?

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Dr. Peter Kurzweil
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In brief: Work with your doc.

Unsteady or what i would term labile hypertension can be tricky, and due to several factors.
If already have hypertension (a disorder of persistent elevated BP that can predispose to heart disease and strokes--and not just occasional high blood pressure). A high salt meal, episodes of emotional stress, being at the doc's office can all elevate BP even if HTN controlled. Work w doc, avoid stroke.

In brief: Work with your doc.

Unsteady or what i would term labile hypertension can be tricky, and due to several factors.
If already have hypertension (a disorder of persistent elevated BP that can predispose to heart disease and strokes--and not just occasional high blood pressure). A high salt meal, episodes of emotional stress, being at the doc's office can all elevate BP even if HTN controlled. Work w doc, avoid stroke.
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