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?
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.
BECAUSE IT IS A SHIFT OF BODY FLUIDS