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Change in blood pressure before and after having food. Why? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 24-Oct-2013
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User:Hi, My name is XXXXXXX
Doctor:please proceed with your query
User:i had my BP checked today. On fasting it was showing 79/124
User:and after having my breafast (3 hrs later) it was 69/107
User:need to check if this was normal range
Doctor:This is normal
Doctor:Nothing to worry
User:thnx. but can u let me know why there is a vast change in BP level?
Doctor:it is because of the change in levels of stress hormones
Doctor:It can vary from hour to hour
Doctor:depending on what you do
Doctor:The physical activity
Doctor:Mental activity
Doctor:all these play a role in the value of blood pressure reading
User:ok got it
User:thnx for clarity
Doctor:In fact it can change every ten mins
User:have a nice day
Doctor:Pleasure is mine
Doctor:you too
Doctor:Take care
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