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Monday, February 09, 2009 Carlos Osorio, Community Member, asks

Q: HBP after eating

I have breakfast and my blood pressure goes up... to the point of feeling dizzy... I am taking 8 mg Atacand and still this happens....

This is an issue in several discussion lists... I have been trying to find a scientific research... according to this Canadian site, blood pressure could go up 10 points  for 30 min after eating:


Someone in a list mentioned that he or she is taking Afrin.... I too have been taking a medicine that may raise BP, steroids for asthma and sinusitis lately... My guess is that this person and I are more susceptible to increases in BP because of these medications and what in a normal person would not be noticed, in our case the BP goes up a notch...

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By Carlos Osorio, Community Member— Last Modified: 09/06/11, First Published: 02/09/09