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Keep waking up with headaches really bad ones why I have high blood pressure?

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Dr. Irv Loh
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: Control BP

Morning headaches may be a symptom of not optimally controlled blood pressure, though patients have variable sensitivity to the bp.
Night time BP measurements are difficult to reliably measure unless a 24 hour monitor is used. Verifying that the BP is too high at night or in the morning should cause you to follow up with your doctor to find strategies to optimally control your blood pressure.

In brief: Control BP

Morning headaches may be a symptom of not optimally controlled blood pressure, though patients have variable sensitivity to the bp.
Night time BP measurements are difficult to reliably measure unless a 24 hour monitor is used. Verifying that the BP is too high at night or in the morning should cause you to follow up with your doctor to find strategies to optimally control your blood pressure.
Dr. Irv Loh
Dr. Irv Loh
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Dr. James Marx
Pain Management

In brief: Check for apnea

You might very well have obstructive sleep apnea.
If you have over a 17 inch neck it's almost certain. You don't have a large neck, large tonsils and obesity can also cause osa. This is a very common condition so you need to get checked out for it. A number of cases of essential hypertension (high bp) are caused by this commmon problem. Treatment is fairly simple. See your doctor and ask about it.

In brief: Check for apnea

You might very well have obstructive sleep apnea.
If you have over a 17 inch neck it's almost certain. You don't have a large neck, large tonsils and obesity can also cause osa. This is a very common condition so you need to get checked out for it. A number of cases of essential hypertension (high bp) are caused by this commmon problem. Treatment is fairly simple. See your doctor and ask about it.
Dr. James Marx
Dr. James Marx
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Dr. Howard Rubin
Internal Medicine - Cardiology

In brief: High blood pressure

Have your medications adjusted possibly taking some at bedtime so the blood pressure may be better in the early mornings.
Discuss with your doctor.

In brief: High blood pressure

Have your medications adjusted possibly taking some at bedtime so the blood pressure may be better in the early mornings.
Discuss with your doctor.
Dr. Howard Rubin
Dr. Howard Rubin
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