What Causes Erratic Blood Pressure?


Asked by Jennifer

What Causes Erratic Blood Pressure?

My mother has very erratic blood pressure ranging from around 86/45 to 285/150. They've placed her on bp meds which haven't worked and they've also checked her hormones which are fine. Are there any other possiblilities? She had 3 mini strokes in the last year, but since becoming aware of her bp, has not had any more. She has been for numerous tests, and everything has appeared fine.


Hi Jennifer,

I recently interviewed Dr. Shelby-Lane and she answered a question related to heart palpitations and one related to blood pressure and heart rate. You may find her comments useful to further assess your mother's condition. Check out the post below:

What Triggers Heart Palpitations?

The Connection Between Blood Pressure and Heart Rate

All the best,

Lisa Nelson, RD

Reduce Heart Disease Naturally

You should know: The answer above provides general health information that is not intended to replace medical advice or treatment recommendations from a qualified healthcare professional.