Why does blood pressure change throughout the day

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As we go through the day our blood pressure just naturally raises and lowers depending on a lot of conditions. What most people are most interested in is a regular resting blood pressure as high blood pressure and hypertension are a very strong indicator toward present and future heart problems

The Effect Of Sleep on Blood Pressure

Sleep causes a fall in blood pressure. The maximum depth occurs about two hours after falling asleep. In sound, untroubled slumber a pressure of 130/80 might dip to 100/70. It once was thought that this drop in pressure was the cause of sleep, the reasoning being that a lower pressure delivers less blood to the brain resulting in mental sluggishness and hence sleep. Now it is known that this blood pressure decline is the result, not the cause, of sleep. As morning approaches, the blood pressure drifts slowly upward as the subject begins the awakening process. Any interference with sound sleep causes the blood pressure to rise.

Effect Of Dreaming on Blood Pressure

Interestingly enough, dreaming about exercise may evoke a blood pressure response similar to that which would be observed if the individual actually were exercising. A good example is that of a person dreaming he is climbing the Washington Monument. Although sound asleep and involved in no physical activity, except perhaps for involuntary muscular twitches, blood pressure approaches levels that would be “read” if he actually were climbing the monument.

Although in deep sleep with a pressure o£ 100/70, the intrusion of a physically active dream raises the pressure to 180/100, when in real life climbing the monument might bring the reading to 200/104. The old teaching was that a dream is completed in a split second, that an event in reality requiring half an hour can be compressed in a dream into a fraction of a second.

Doctors recently have discovered that this is erroneous. A dream takes about as long to accomplish as the actual physical act would require. A dream involving prolonged exercise or prolonged anxiety has a prolonged effect on blood pressure.

The clinical importance of this observation is only lately being appreciated. If a patient has a known illness or has an incipient illness which is not recognized because he feels well and has not had a physical examination recently, this may explode into a full-blown setback during the blood pressure elevation of a dream. One hears of patients who die in their sleep, or who develop a coronary, stroke, acute breathlessness, or palpitations while sleeping. In the latter group, the patient may be able to tell of an “active” dream, which produced high blood pressure long enough to cause trouble.



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By affording relaxation and release from tension, physical fitness may decrease the tendency to “active” dreams and promote greater elasticity of the arteries-or at least retard the inevitable “hardening of the arteries” which happens to almost everyone. There is less need to dream about physical exercise for those who are able to achieve this satisfaction while awake.

The Effects Of Eating on Blood Pressure

For fifteen to forty-five minutes following a meal, blood pressure normally rises. This response is temporary. A pressure of 130/80 may climb 10 to 30 mm. of mercury by virtue of a full stomach.

Nationality and Normal Blood Pressure

Nationality makes a difference, too. Chinese, for example, are hypertensive at 125/70, while North Americans can get by at 140/90. The  British have significantly higher readings than Egyptians.

The Effect of the Environment on Blood Pressure

People in hot climates average lower pressures than inhabitants of cooler locales. In temperate zones where temperature fluctuates, blood pressures are lower in summer and higher in winter. Moving from one climate to another has an effect. If an Egyptian moves to Britain, his blood pressure rises, but not to the same level as the average Briton. And if a Londoner moves to Cairo, his pressure falls, but it still is slightly higher than that of the average Egyptian.

The Posture and Blood Pressure

Blood pressure is widest when observed in the reclining subject. It closes slightly on sitting, and is narrowest when standing. A pressure of 130/70 while lying down might become 120/80 on standing. This change varies greatly from person to person and is most exaggerated in obese persons.

The Effect of the Bladder on Blood Pressure

Curiously enough and for no good reason, the urinary bladder influences blood pressure. Pressure is lowest when the bladder is empty. As the bladder gradually fills, blood pressure rises. Thus a pressure of 130/80 on an empty bladder may reach 160/90 when the bladder is full enough to send messages of “Please empty.” During urination, the blood pressure then precipitously drops back to 130/80. People whose bladders are never quite empty may carry a pressure which is slightly higher. After treatment and with the resumption o£ complete bladder emptying the pressure falls to normal levels.

Sitting on a full bladder is not only uncomfortable but bad for the blood pressure.



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  2. says

    why has my blood pressure altered downwards on the second time of monitoring it.

    I took my BP reading which came in at 141/81 and then upon immediately taking the reading again it had dropped to 128/81.

    This has happened several times lately and I wonder why.

  3. pat says

    I’M 75 FEMALE i SUFFERVFRON STENOSIS AND3 4 BULDGING DISL NOW MY BP IS AVERING 140-90 TO

    192 OVER 92 i’M VERY SENSITIVE TO ALL MEDS i CAN’T EVEN TAKE PAIN PILL FOR THE CRONIC PAIN.

    THE dR HAS TRIED ME ON 7 BP MEDS BUT I CAN’T TAKE ANYTHING THEY ALL CAUSE “BAD STOMACH PAIN OR ‘BAD COUGH OR VERY ANXIOUS AND NERVOUS. WHAT CAN I DO REST OR TRY TO EXERCISE ‘WALK’ ONLY BECAUSE OF BACK PLEASE I NEED HELPBEFORE I HAVE A STROKE I’VE BEEN TO A FW DRS BUT NO HELP APPRECIATE YOUR TIME THANK YOU PAT

  4. mauli says

    hey
    my brother is 16 during skul checkup doc found his bp 160/90 why is this so high..he is 70kg nd 5’9
    is thr nething serious?

  5. Richard Doley says

    When I checked my BP in the morning, it reads 135/92. But in the evening after riding bike for 15 minutes I reached home and immediately checked it and it shows 150/105. Is this natural?

    • Chris says

      Richard,

      Yes it is natural. When I check my morning reading it’s about 130/80 and then I use the bathroom and eat and relax for 5-10 minutes and I take it and it goes back down to 113-121/77-80. When I goto the gym and after workout i immediately take it and mine is about 160/100.. Rest for 15 minutes and it goes back down to 113-121/77-80.

      To get an accurate reading you must rest for 5-10 minutes and sit still and don’t move and don’t talk dont figit and don’t think to hard! then take it 3 times and average it out.

      Best of luck.

  6. Chris says

    I was wondering why does bp change. I am 21 and I have been stressing out about money the past 3 years but i took my blood pressure at a store and it said 165/101 . then 2 minutes later i took it then it said 143/95 ..

    I since then changed my diet and started working out. Now I walked from my car to the store and took a reading it was at 141/90 then I sat down relaxed for a couple minutes and it read 123/85 am i good? Should I just continue to work out and eat good?

    I am 21 and i dont want to worry about bp. I have anxiet everytime i goto a dr it reads in the 140 range but the dr never worried about it.

    • Michael says

      First, store BP monitors are notoriously out of whack.
      The accepted proper method for taking your BP is to sit quietly for 5-10 minutes with empty bladder and bowels, both feet on the ground, sitting straight with your back supported, THEN take the measurement. Be sure you haven’t eaten or drank alcohol in the hour prior to the measurement. Otherwise you will never get a baseline and your BP numbers will be all over the place.
      Anxiety at the doctor’s office is called “white coat syndrome” and produces elevated BP readings that are not significant. You might want to treat the anxiety itself.

      • Chris says

        Michael,

        When I walk from my car to a pharmacy and sit down I take my BP and it’s around 138/88 and then I relax and try to get in a zen state of mind for about two minutes and then I take my BP and the readings are from 113-121/77-80. I usually take them three times after relaxing the first two minutes and the readings are always around the same, are these readings to rule out high blood pressure?

        Also why does standing up and then sitting down raise my bp from 117/77 to about 130/80 then when i rest for one minute it goes back down to 113-118/77-80?

        I am just curious

    • Richard says

      Michael
      When I take consecutive blood pressure readings the second and subsequent readings are significantly lower than the first. For example, my first reading in the morning was 142/70 while the second a minute later was 117/68. Which readings would accurately represent my blood pressure. Should I be concerned with the first higher readings?
      Thanks

      • Stan Jez says

        My blood pressure readings also seem to go down after sequential readings.
        I recall, but may be mistaken, that the readings should be done after 2 or 3 minutes. and then perhaps averaged.
        I use a smartphone app ( I have an Android but iPhone have them too) which allows me to save my BP at various times of the day and it prepares a graph and data which can be printed out and shown to a doctor.

        Still, in relation to your question… I’m still waiting for an answer.
        Cheers

      • Stan Jez says

        Here’s some info I found…

        To help your measurement be as accurate as possible, follow these tips:

        Sit correctly. Sit with your back straight with your feet flat on the floor. Don’t cross your legs. Your arm should be supported on the table with your upper arm at heart level. Check your station’s instructions for more information.
        Be still. Also, don’t smoke, drink caffeinated beverages or exercise 30 minutes before measuring your blood pressure.

        Take multiple readings. Each time you measure, take two or three readings one minute apart and record all the results.

        Measure at the same time. You blood pressure may be higher or lower at different times of the day. Pick the same time each day, such as morning or evening, to check your pressure.

        Source: Check It, Change It (American Heart Foundation)

    • says

      Most people think stroke when they think high blood pressure but really they should be thinking about chronic kidney disease (CKD). High blood pressure will burst the smallest capillaries in the body and they happen to be located in the nephrons in the kidneys. While we have billions of nephrons, when one is gone, it can never be restored; it is gone forever. Our kidney functions similar to a coffee filter.
      When we destroy our nephrons it is equivalent to punching a small hole in the coffee filter. Consistent high blood pressure (like a garden hose turned on high when it is clamped at the other end and then it bursts) will continue to burst capillaries and slowly loose nephron function. In your older years this will result in Stages I,II, or III CKD. BTW: stages I + II are reversible with a low protein diet (0.5-0.6g of Protein per kg of body wt) and stage III can be kept from getting worse with this diet. A plant based diet has been shown to have better results due to the higher nitrogen concentrations of animal foods. Animal foods have greater nitrogenous waste which results in greater urea. Urea is what damages the kidney and slowly destroys the kidney function. If CKD goes to stage 4 many physicians recommend an extremely low protein diet to delay dialysis, but this is only a temporary delay due to the inevitable progress of stage IV to stage V, which requires dialysis, likely for the rest of your life.
      Unfortunately busy nephrologists do not typically treat stages I + II CKD, and primary care physicians might not even notice it due to the “within normal limits” of the serum creatinine. If you have high blood pressure, even just slightly raised, bring it down to within normal limits and keep it there (readings taken 15 minutes after sitting and before meals). Take your medications to do this. Do not be like me, letting your first line of defense to be lifestyle change. While I am a huge proponent of lifestyle change, you must first bring the blood pressure down and second, but in conjunction with, make lifestyle changes by getting daily aerobic exercise, reducing sodium intake to less then 1500mg per day and increasing your plant consumption while working toward a plant based diet and decreasing all animal based foods. I was sure I could decrease my 145/95 BP with lifestyle. I worked on this for 10 years before I was aware of the kidney connection. Not even knowing I likely had CKD stages I and then II for years, I was not diagnosed until CKD stage III with a glomerular filtration rate (GFR) of 38 (CKD GFR ranges: Stage 1= 100-90; Stage II = 89-60; Stage III = 59-30, Sate IV = 29-15; Stage V = 100, 1 gram of protein per kg of body wt is sufficient. Changing this to plant protein would be all the better. Contrary to what you might think, you can build muscle on a plant-based diet. There are many Olympiads, competitive sport enthusiast, and lifers who are on a plant based diet.
      Bottom line: protect your kidneys by normalizing your blood pressure.
      Jan; Registered Dietitian and Holistic Nutritionist working full time in dialysis and part time as a consultant.

  7. Tia says

    I’ve been trying to overcome anxiety for the past 2 years. My blood pressure has of course increased due to my nervousness. The crazy part is that the reason I am anxious is because I am worried about my blood pressure all the time :-(. I’m going to Therapy, acupunture, started working out a little and almost have a phobia of food because I don’t want to eat salt at all. I also have this compulsive behavior of checking my bp several times a day just to make sure it is within normal range, which of course is not good to do. I’m on bp meds, but I just want to see that by bp is less than or equal to 120/80.

    • Quintin says

      I am not medically qualified, but from my own experience, yes stress and anxiety is hard to deal with. Here are a few modest ideas which might help a bit.
      (1) Soothing, classical music. Something uplifting which you can lose yourself in. Have you tried listening to music by Palestrina (Giovanni Pierluigi da…), ignore the religious connotations, it is just soothing and uplifting.
      (2) I found tai chi modestly helpful because it engaged both mind and body at the same time.
      (3) Relaxation exercises with tapes / sound track can help.

      Good luck.

    • lucy says

      I came across your stroy and it was like reading about myself I too have anxiety and keep registering very high reading at doctors etc but it generally!!!!! at home is excellent unless im facing my anxiety or fears its called white coat syndrome x

  8. linda says

    I have had 10 years of blood pressure spikes with ER visits on 4 occasions. I was on low dose enalapril but had some side effects. I tried naturopathic tincture which helped and also carditone. I exercise daily and eat well. Blood pressure fluctuated a lot over the day and was always elevated when I went to the doctor. About 2 months ago, after doing research on BP, I came across the book “You’re not sick, you’re thirsty” which points to dehydration and inadequate proper salt intake as one cause of Hypertension. I realized that those times I was in the ER followed a day of little water intake. I increased my water intake after reading the book and also started on a dietary supplement of 1 quart green smoothies every day. My blood pressure has stabilized and I have been off medication for the past 2 weeks as my BP is now usually (often well) under 120/60. I think the hydration issue is key.

  9. someone says

    @Alma. That’s unlikely. My bp runs 90/55 at night and so does my wife’s bp. Mine probably dips lower because I take a beta blocker on top of that. We don’t have chest pains. You could have costochondritis (inflammation of cartilage between your ribs). I used to get that. Or you might have acid reflux, which can have referred pain.. it would get worse when laying down. If you have pain radiating around your back and down your left arm, in your jaw perhaps.. you might want to get checked out asap. But otherwise try sleeping with your bed on an angle (put some bricks under the headboard posts) and take some advil before going to bed (in case it is costochondritis). I bet you won’t have the pain the next morning. BUT, I am not a doctor so don’t take my word for a doctor.

  10. ctcsme says

    My BP is 105 to 110 over 60 to 70. Recently, I have been wake up with slight chest tightness/aches that seem to go away soon after being awake. I sleep a full and sound 8 hours without interruption. My questions is, does my BP drop too low at night and cause this pain?

  11. Perry says

    Can anyone tell me where to find the evidence that BP medication reduces the risk of a cardiovascular event in an otherwise healthy person; and by how much?

    • Michael says

      Perry, BP _medication_ does not in itself reduce the risk of a cardiovascular event. The medication has the effect of reducing the average BP. The studies that have looked at this are mere statistical analyses that correlate risk of an event with BP numbers. You should look at the 1999 Hypertension Optimal Treatment (HOT) trial. It’s referenced in the WHO hypertension guidelines: http://www.who.int/entity/cardiovascular_diseases/guidelines/hypertension_guidelines.pdf What’s interesting is that it concludes that while the _optimal_ reduction of major cardiovascular events occurs at 139/83, the data itself shows that _most_ of the benefit was achieved by lowering blood pressure to 150/90. Of course, there are other studies too.. Happy hunting!

  12. someone says

    don, as we age blood pressure tends to be more of a problem. you might just need an adjustment on your bp med. or a test to make sure everything else is ok (thyroid, magnesium, etc).Talk to your doc about that. Personally I have found Schiff Vitamin C 1000mg taken before bed has dropped my bp by 20 points. That’s significant. But my case my be different than yours.

  13. den says

    been on medication for b/p 6yrs always had a good readings less exercise in winter , i play golf, my readings to day are high its bothering me, what can cause that, i do walk every day.

  14. someone says

    marlene. Of course stress can make it go up. Just worrying about your bp can make it go up. To some extent it’s ok but these ups and downs are not good. A beta blocker may help remove that up/down rollercoaster. Have you tried a long acting beta blocker such as Toprol XL? Don’t use the offbrand generic, no good. Talk to your cardiologist about trying toprol XL and see if that’s right for you.

  15. marlene shelton says

    can stress cause the bp to go up but what if ur worried about the hbp can that make it rise also i have gained a few lbs an ive been tired more also … but when it goes up i feel dizzy an i get stressed out

  16. marlene shelton says

    I have hbp it was ok now its been running about 143 over 104 then 2nd time around its like 124 / 81 which is good i have had a headache my dad passed away @ 41 with hbp head bleed an im worried cause im 43 now an the last few days my bp has been doing this …yes i have been real stressed out for about 6 yrs now im on bp meds also since 06 stress test showed nothing wrong but the stress ijust dont want to have a stroke like my dad ,,,,

  17. someone says

    joe.. it’s dangerous to say it that way if someone were to take it literally. My point above was “don’t panic about it”. ***IF*** your reading is like 170/95 or higher for several days.. then you should probably talk to the doctor to see what can be done with lifestyle changes or medication (if the former doesn’t work). But don’t just ignore it. There’s no need to fear blood pressure. Unless one has overdosed on cocaine or has a pheocrytoma [sp], you’re not just going to keel over and die overnight. High blood pressure takes time (months, years) to damage the kidneys, arteries, brain, etc. Reduce stress, walk more, stop smoking, reduce salt and fat.. etc.

  18. jose miguel cordoba says

    now that i know more about hbp i feel more confident about this illness i.m suffering i´ve learnt to measure my blood pressure and also people i meet. it varies according to feelings, emotions, news, anger, fears etc but above all i thank all the information i´ve got because it´s the beginning to defeat this silent and deadly enemy of mankind

  19. Mistyia Parks says

    Hi My Name Is Misty, I’m A 45 Year Old Transsexual Woman. I Just Came Back From My Dr. I’ve Been Having A Little High Bp For 3 Years Now, My Dr. Put Me On Enalapril 20 Mgs Twice A Day, Before I Was Put On Bp Pills My Bp Reading Was 137/80, After Being On Bp Pills My Bp Reading Went Down To 112/77, But Just Recently My Dr. Change My Bp Medication To Spironolactone 50 Mgs Twice A Day,
    Now My Bp Pressure Reads As Of Today Between 135/80 to 124/77, My Dr. Says That I’m Ok, My Bp Reading Is Normal, But I Still Get A Little Worried On My Bp Readings. Is There Anybody Out There Taking Spironolactone, & If So How Well Is It Working For You???
    My Dr. Also Said That Spironolactone Is Also A Beta-Blocker, & A Better Medication To Take For A Transsexual Woman Over All. Anyways Please Comment Me Back I Would Love To Hear From Other People Who Are Taking Spironolactone. Also I Try To Keep My Sodium Intake As Low As I Can, I Try To Stick With Sea Salt.

  20. Paul Jackson says

    Hi,
    I am 57, nearly 58, I have been diagnosed with familial Hypertension. 6 months ago it was 200+/100+ I am a fit person, ex PE teacher, presently training for Ultra events. Running 30 – 50 miles a week. I find that my BP is much lowered after a run [ 1-2 hrs later]. Beta Blockers + Ramipril combination has reduced BP to normal levels. [130-150/75-85]
    healthy calorie equation and exercise are the key.

  21. someone says

    Lisa, yes it is normal for your blood pressure to go up when you walk. You should be sitting, relaxed for at least 5 minutes, at least 30 minutes after eating, smoking, etc. before you check your blood pressure. Also many electric blood pressure machines are innacurate, especially the cheap ones. Your blood pressure can go as high as 200/95 when walking and most healthy people do get that high. Within 30 minutes it should be mostly back down to normal although it can remain elevated for awhile. It sounds like you are just deconditioned. Yes the sinus pressure can cause that. I have been down this road before with MRIs, CTs, echos, holters, etc. If your BP is normal most of the time then FORGET IT! Just exercise as much as you can and eat healthy. Be well.

  22. Lisa says

    Wow Daniellle! Have you discussed this with your doctor?? Do you notice if your heart rate is faster along with your BP rising??

    I have had on and off headaches for a couple months now, and a high blood pressure. I have also had rapid heart rate on and off. My doctor prescribed me toprol (a mild dose) and so far the rapid heart rate seems to be under control. However, when I walk from my house to my care (approx 100 feet) my blood pressure rises to about 150/90 and I am a little short of breath. My activity level has been almost non existent due to a back injury that causes me chronic pain down my legs and all over pain from fibromyalgia. Does anyone know if it is normal to go from 128/77 to 150/90 after walking approx 100 feet? I do feel pressure in my head but I also had an MRI on my head and there was thickening in my sinus cavities. Could the sinus problems actually be the pressure I am feeling when rising from a sitting position etc??

    • Mark says

      I think you have anxiety going on. I would recommend Fish Oil suppliment as it worked miracles for my situation. I also take Magnesium Suppliment and have changed to a Raw Diet with very minimal meat. Mainly Chicken Breast and Fish. Hope that helps!

  23. danielle says

    I am 49 year old female. I have hight blood pressure and I cannot sleep. I am on 2 medications but when I go to bed I wake up in the middle of the night with a splitting headache and my blood pressure in the 200′s. It stays up for a little while then in goes back down sometimes as low as the 140′s. I don’t know why I am spiking and it goes up in my sleep.

  24. Tom says

    I’m now 47, always seem to have issues with my blood presure since I was in my tweenties, ranging 140/90 well at doctors office anyway. I had brought a BP machine many years ago. For the most part I would check my BP time to time ,more when I know it was higher then desireed. It seems during the day its 140/90, when Im home it back to 125/83 they said (friends) that the spikes will give me a stroke, can that be. Is your Bp always same all day.
    Can it go up & down during the day.
    For the most part, my day can be stressful, time when I have a glass of wine for lunch, and my BP drops way down. It may keep my bp down, but i get s little sleepy, this bp issue makes me nuts, I never took bp pills. really don’t want to. But the problem with up and down bp make me wonder if im causing damage. Speicaly when I had it checked at work any me BP was 160/100
    had luch after, glass of wine ) took it after it was 135/82. So what do you think. I always watch my salt too. I just want to know, will the ups and downs cause damage to my heart & artiries,

    • Michael says

      Tom, read the rest of this site to understand how BP fluctuates normally during the day. “Spikes” that put you at risk for stroke are way above any of the numbers that you mention. A _resting_ BP above 180/120 is called a hypertensive crisis and should be treated as an emergency situation. Many people go into this range and above when active (running, exercise, climbing stairs) and it not a cause for concern in itself.

  25. Richard says

    @Kristina: I went through the same problem. After being in TOP shape for my age of 32, being an exercise freak, my BP was normally 90/60. When I ate food, had a full bladder or panicked or went to the doctor (I had a bp phobia), it would shoot up to 190/105. Sometimes it would stay there for 3 hours because I was panicking about it. Then it would go right back down to normal. Each time, the ER would take me in, scare the crap out of me literally, then send me home, with $2000 less than I had when I went in. Each time with no explanation other than “anxiety”. OF COURSE one is going to have anxiety when the triage nurse or doctor says “OMG it is going UP, lets get you back there”. THen they kick me out. You want my opinion? IT IS A SCAM! A RACKET! Drug companies, doctors, etc. the heck with them all. I check my BP at home and I am always, always under 125/75. I order my own blood tests at home too. When something is really wrong, then I go to the doctor. Otherwise they can stick it.

  26. Kristina says

    I’ve noticed that some Dr’s want your blood pressure to remain under 120/80 all the time. I get really really nervous when I got to the Dr and mine is always 150/100. But on an average day when I take it it’s like 100/68 110/74 etc. Why do Dr’s expect you to have blood pressure in the normal range when you are nervous or excited or stressed?? It doesn’t make sense. I think people are over medicated because of this. I was put on medication for hypertension when I was 20 because when I went to the Dr my bp was 140/90. Now because I’ve been told my blood pressure is high I freak out everytime they put that stupid cuff on my arm and guess what?? It reads high..

  27. Tom says

    I’m 73 and have had relatively normal blood preasure all my life (134/78). Then at 71, I started having an ocational double heart beat. My doctor diagnosed it to be a second pathway that opened up and is of little consequence – but could be zapped to stop it if desired. I left it alone. After about a year at 72, I began to notice my blood preasure rise after exersise (I exersise 3 times a week). Within 9 months I noticed my blood preasure, even when hot exersising, climed up to 198/116, and I had sweeling ankles. My doctor put me on a double pill that was supposed to lower BP and remove water. The water was removed ok, but my BP only dropped to 175/95 on average. I went back to my heart doctor and he said the rise was due to age, and gave me a second very tiny pill that after taking it only two days lowered my BP to 127/72 on average and it has remained there. My question is, why after all those years did my BP shoot up within 9 months? I’m not under stress, and my eating habits have not changed. I’m exersising a little less, however.

  28. Suhail Ahmad says

    Sometimes, my BP rises to about 150/90 whereas in some cases it drops to 120/80. However, mostly it remains 130/80. I am of 42 years of age and having a smart physique.

  29. Greg says

    My BP runs a little high, 140/90 even when I am in excellent physical condition. But I notice it drops to as low as 90/60 when I sleep, or perhaps lower as I am no longer asleep while I take the reading. I often awake in pain, a whole body ache, especially in my hands and feet. But I can shake it off after a few minuites of walking around. I often do not have restorative sleeps. Do you think this is an issue?

  30. Alma Filer says

    I was looking for a reason to why I am having high blood pressure results when I am on two different medicines just for that purpose. The last two weeks I have had readings of l76/l00 and l54/85 Just now I took it at the store and it was l32/95 Why is the bottom figure so high. thanks

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