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Saturday, February 27, 2010 Paula Michel, Community Member, asks

Q: What causes wide variation in blood pressure?

I find that my blood pressure varies a great deal.  It could be 160/90 and then I can lay down and it goes down to 130/76.  Last night it went down to 117/67 while I was laying down and when I sit up or stand up it goes up.  It went up to 130/84 just by sitting up after the lower reading and in the morning it is the highest.  Usually around the 160/90 rage.  Any explaination for that?

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Lisa Nelson, Health Pro
3/ 1/10 9:17pm

Hi Paula,


Dr. Houston addressed blood pressure changes in high interview last month. You may want to review his answer at


All the best,

Lisa Nelson RD

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marianna jules-hall, Community Member
2/27/10 11:59pm

It might be what you eat and what you are thinking.

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By Paula Michel, Community Member— Last Modified: 10/04/12, First Published: 02/27/10