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Can a blood pressure test be affected by what you ate earlier?
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Dr. Steven Watry
General Practice
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Yes
Blood pressure is very dynamic, and can change minute to minute.
Diet can have a big effect

In brief: Yes
Blood pressure is very dynamic, and can change minute to minute.
Diet can have a big effect
Dr. Steven Watry
Dr. Steven Watry
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Dr. Martin Linder
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Yes
In most patients a high sodium diet causes the BP to rise.
Eating a meal high in salt can cause the BP to go up. This effect is increased in patients with reduced kidney function that can occur with age, diabetes or preexisting high blood pressure.

In brief: Yes
In most patients a high sodium diet causes the BP to rise.
Eating a meal high in salt can cause the BP to go up. This effect is increased in patients with reduced kidney function that can occur with age, diabetes or preexisting high blood pressure.
Dr. Martin Linder
Dr. Martin Linder
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Dr. Dean Giannone
Internal Medicine
In brief: Blood pressure.
Certain things can increase blood pressure in the short term - salty meal, sleep deprivation, smoking a cigarette, weight training exercise, stress/anxiety/anger, OTC cold remedies or anti-inflammatories.

In brief: Blood pressure.
Certain things can increase blood pressure in the short term - salty meal, sleep deprivation, smoking a cigarette, weight training exercise, stress/anxiety/anger, OTC cold remedies or anti-inflammatories.
Dr. Dean Giannone
Dr. Dean Giannone
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Dr. Diane Minich
Family Medicine
In brief: Yes it can
Caffeine ,salt.
...can affect bp.

In brief: Yes it can
Caffeine ,salt.
...can affect bp.
Dr. Diane Minich
Dr. Diane Minich
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