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What is the significance of labile hypertension?

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Dr. Michael Klein
Family Medicine
4 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Michael Klein
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Dr. Arthur Heller
Sometimes BP may rise with reactions to stress. Meds or sometimes non drugs means of Rx are used; some data show meditation can dampen the pressure changes, peaks and valleys.
Dr. Bennett Werner
Internal Medicine - Cardiology

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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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