• Dawn Dawn
    April 17, 2008
    Why is my blood pressure lower while laying on my right side?
    Dawn Dawn
    April 17, 2008

    My blood pressure and my pulse have been high for several weeks.  I notice that when I take my pressure lying on my right side it is normal, but when lying on my back it is continually high, 140/94.  Why is it lower when lying on my right side?

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    BECAUSE IT IS A SHIFT OF BODY FLUIDS

     

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  • dana312004 February 01, 2010
    dana312004
    February 01, 2010

    I can't tell you exactly why, but I do know that while I was pregnant I had hypertention and when I was in the hospital I had problems with it shooting up really high. Along with meds, the dr had me lay on my right side to help bring my blood pressure down.

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