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What causes high blood pressure spikes?

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Dr. Kevin Griffiths
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
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In brief: Diet

Hbp rises due to eating a diet full of salt and water. People with hbp have difficulty excreting excess salt and water. If a person with hbp eats a diet filled with salt (hamburgers or steaks) and fluids (excessive coke or beer), then they will see a spike in their blood pressure because they can't get ride of this extra salt and fluid normally.
Not taking your meds will lead BP spikes as well.

In brief: Diet

Hbp rises due to eating a diet full of salt and water. People with hbp have difficulty excreting excess salt and water. If a person with hbp eats a diet filled with salt (hamburgers or steaks) and fluids (excessive coke or beer), then they will see a spike in their blood pressure because they can't get ride of this extra salt and fluid normally.
Not taking your meds will lead BP spikes as well.
Dr. Kevin Griffiths
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Dr. Rick Koch
Internal Medicine - Cardiology

In brief: Many things can

Like stress or anything else that triggers adrenaline release for starters.

In brief: Many things can

Like stress or anything else that triggers adrenaline release for starters.
Dr. Rick Koch
Dr. Rick Koch
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