Blood pressure fluctuates throughout the day depending on a variety of factors, such as activity and stress. Sleep apnea is one potential cause of an elevated morning blood pressure. I recommend discussing further with his physician to determine the cause and appropriate treatment.
All the best,
Lisa Nelson RD
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Dear Dr. Nelson;
Thank you so much for responding to my question. My dad is in China. He has low blood presser problem since young. About a year ago he was diagnosed with prostate cancer then Parkinson within two months. Soon after, he developed early morning high blood presser. Now both of his prostate cancer and Parkinson disease are under control by hormone therapy and dopamine treatment. He is also taking Nifidine (20 mg, extended release) which controlled his high blood presser in the morning but worsened his low blood presser problem for the rest of the day to a dangers level. His Chinese doctor has recommended switching him to midodrine hydrochloride for his low blood presser and stopping him from taking Nifidine. Is there a better way to treat patients like my dad in the US? Or can you refer me to a doctor in the field?
Consider consulting with Dr. Shelby-Lane through RelayHealth. You're able to schedule virtual appointments which allows patients to work with her from any location as a health coach.
Thank you, Dr. Nelson. I will contact Dr. Shelby-Lane.