What Causes Wide Variation In Blood Pressure?


Asked by Paula Michel

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?


Hi Paula,

Dr. Houston addressed blood pressure changes in high interview last month. You may want to review his answer at http://www.healthcentral.com/heart-disease/c/45112/103401/questions.

All the best,

Lisa Nelson RD

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