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Blood Pressure Changes - Symptom, Treatment And Causes

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Why Blood Pressure Changes?

Very wide blood pressure fluctuations can signal an increased risk of developing heart ailments and also an early death.

In a large study conducted on people taking blood pressure medications, it has been found that a variation of more than 15 mm Hg in the systolic reading between the doctor visits is linked to 25% increase in the risk of cardiac arrest and sudden death. Systolic blood pressure is what we see as the top digits while measuring a blood pressure reading.However, most people are unaware of the fact that their blood pressure is constantly changing every minute in response to activity, mood, and body position etc. In fact, simple changes in our day to day activities can cause our blood pressure to fluctuate more than 5 mm Hg every day. Anxiety and stress are two major factors that can cause a great surge in the blood pressure. So, if you have your blood pressure measured while thinking about something that makes you to get stressed and tensed, your blood pressure levels can increase significantly.

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Moreover, all products which contains nicotine (cigars, cigarettes, smokeless tobacco) temporarily increases your blood pressure. So if you are suffering from frequent blood pressure change, refrain from smoking tobacco products at least 30 minutes before measuring your BP.Similarly, caffeine and alcohol (alcoholic drinks, sodas, tea, coffee) intake causes blood pressure levels to spike and remain high for a long time. So stay away from caffeine and alcoholic drinks at least an hour before measuring your blood pressure levels. It has also been observed that blood pressure tends to fluctuate a lot when you are cold. Hence before taking your blood pressure measurement, try to stay in a comfortable temperature, so that you don’t find your blood pressure going wayward and wrong.

Having a full bladder before measuring your blood pressure is another condition that make your blood pressure change during the procedure. It has been observed that blood pressure tend to remain lower when the urinary bladder remains empty. So as your bladder gets filled up your blood pressure also increases subsequently. Studies have proved that when you have a full bladder, your systolic blood pressure reading may increase by 10-15 mm Hg, much higher than you have expected. So always urinate before you get your blood pressure checked, to find an accurate reading.

As a general rule for all people who have a changing blood pressure, people suffering from this malady should always focus on taking their medications and adhere to a healthy diet and exercise regime, for remaining fit for the rest of their life.

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Taking thyronorm 37.5 mcg since two months, current tsh is 4.28 (lab cut off 4.2 ). Is there any need to alter the dose at the moment by consulting a doctor. Blood pressure is 145/95 (taking cilacar 10 twice)

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Your bp is quite high. It is a silent and harmful disease which affects all organs. You need personal examination and prescription medicine to be taken on long term basis. Please consult your local physician.

Hello, I am 20 and im a woman. I have headache (forehead and side mostly) and earache for more than a year. I went to a doctor for my ears and tey turn out to be healthy and clean. I have intense anxiety and because of my depression I sat at home which means lack of movement for a year and half, which means I missed a lit of sunlight. I had breathing issues, but my x-ray is normal and my lungs are healthy, then I had heart pain and tachycardia, it turned out I have sinus tachycardia because of anxiety I guess, but overall my heart is also fine and my doctor told me that I have anxiety, then I did many blood tests and they only thing that I have an issue with is cholesterol, feritin and iron, but again not something dramatic. My doctors say is chronic cold or anxiety but I can not take it anymore. My pathologist told me that is anxiety or cold. I drink teas, I now try to exercise and run and go to sunlight, I drink water and my urine is clean and my eyes also clean (since they say eyes so your health). I have intense panic attacks, before a week I was dizzy and I had eye disturbance because of my anxiety, I lost my appetite for 3 days, however now I am doing better, but my headaches are intense, especially when I sit, I feel my neck tight and my side forehead and temple feel tight and sometimes cold sometimes achy, I wake up with earaches and a lot of dry mucus in my nose, I don't have thyroid, but my cardiologist told me that my thyroid was a little bit swollen but nothing to worry (i had throat pain at that time, now rarely, and when I eat I feel great), I don't understand. My body weight is normal. I don't understand, I can not take it anymore.

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Neurologist, Panchkula
Dear lybrate-user, you are having severe anxiety and the underlying problem is not clear. I can certainly tell you that whatever may be the reason it needs to be treated as early as possible. There will be definite some improvement in your conditi...

Sir mera bp normal nhi rehta hai abhi tak koi medicine nhi li hai proper sirf ek medicine di hai Dr. ney telmisartan 40 mg 5 mg amlodipine mujhe jan na hai ke koi dikkat nhi aye hogi mere baki organ m bp ki vaja se kidney mai kahi dikkat aa rkhi ho koi kidney specialist Dr. suggest kre.

Ayurvedic Doctor,
Devender, continue with your medicines. along with sme try to take some ayurvedic treatment where cause of this high bo will be determined and then resolving that cause. high bo can be because of different pathological and psychological causes. fo...

I am suffering from lichen planus pigmentation for the past four years. Darkening is becoming worse than before. Consulted doctors and they are giving topical medicines like a ret hc, kojivit, melalite and exazel. And they suggesting me for chemical peeling. Kindly provide a solution.

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Dermatologist, Pune
Hi since lichen 0lanus is a chronic and autoimmune skin condition. It takes time to get cured. Recurrance is also common if you have any trigger like itching scratching or injury. You need to contact good dermatologist. And requaired check up to w...

I am facing anxiety and fear problem if I check my bp myself in home it will be normal likely 135/90 but even I go to doctor clinic if doctor check my bp it's go up likely to 170/100 and heart beet also fast. For bp I am taking telma am 40.

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Psychologist, Noida
1.Use Deep Breathing Deep breathing is another effective way to relieve stress and anxiety. It helps you with physical symptoms such as shallow breathing and rapid heart rate, and it also helps with controlling your thoughts. When you practice dee...
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