What is the significance of labile hypertension?

Tough to treat. Labile hypertension would loosely be defined as blood pressure which is highly variable, going very high very quickly and down with the same speed. This can be dangerous because if a blood pressure is used to treat the peaks of blood pressure, the valleys can become to deep and cause symptomatic low bp. Working closely with a doctor (primary and or cardiologist) is key in such cases.
Needs control. Get and/or use a home BP cuff. Get a good one and check it against your doctor's. Be sure you've rested for 5-10 minutes before checking your bp. Keep your arm at heart level. Don't go looking for your BP cuff just before checking, keep it on your lap (like when you watch tv). Some fluctuation is normal. If the average is still high, you need medication to keep the average under control.

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What is the best way to treat labile hypertension?

Visits and meds. The best way is to get properly diagnosed and treated, including the proper titration and medication alterations until you are controlled. Stress reduction, decreasing salt intake, proper dieting and weight control, and avoiding high caffeine products will help too. Do not to illegal drugs or smoke, and quit if you do. Best wishes. Read more...

Is there such a condition known as labile hypertension and if there is what causes it?

Yes. Labile, the opposite of stable, means your BP is not elevated at all times, rather rises in response to situations or different conditions, such as "white coat hypertension". Previously thought to be less serious, it is now treated as aggressively as full time hypertension. It can be caused by surges of adrenaline, which can be caused by low blood sugar. Get tested for Insulin resistance. Read more...
Labile HTN cause. Every one's blood pressure is labile i.e. it varies with every heart beat. Labile HTN is the condition in which sometimes the BP is above some definition of high, say 140 systolic and sometimes below it. We generally do not treat HTN unless the average is 140 or more. If less than 140 we do not treat. Important to get many accurate BPs to make Dx of HTN. I recommend home device accurate on you. Read more...

How does labile hypertension affect dental surgery?

Makes it more risky. Labile hypertension is blood pressure that fluctuates abruptly and repeatedly, often causing symptoms such as headache or ringing in the ears. People with labile hypertension often react to emotional stress with an increase in blood pressure. Your blood pressure can shoot up during dental surgery and trigger a stroke. You may need anti anxiety medication before dental work. Read more...
An additional factor. If you have labile hypertension see your doctor for a 24 BP monitor. If this records your BP as something not really unstable, your risk with dental surgery should be low. However, sometimes, you may need to be put on BP meds or additionally, a sedative for dental treatment. Best to see your md and make sure you are controlled. Read more...

I have insomnia n labile hypertension. On carvedilol n amlodipine. Taking Lexapro (escitalopram) at nite. Shud I take it in morning. I have an overactive mind n dep?

Symptom duration. How long have you had these symptoms? Has your insomnia increased or decreased on Lexapro (escitalopram)? Also, Lexapro (escitalopram) can interact with many medications. Do you take any other medications? I suggest speaking with your doctor. If Lexapro (escitalopram) has been good for you, there may be some adjustments your doctor could recommend. Please speak first with your doctor about changing the timing of any of your medications. Read more...