Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
130 Doctors are Online

My blood pressure was up from 110 to 140 and

User rating for this question
Very Good
Answered by

General & Family Physician
Practicing since : 2008
Answered : 1314 Questions
Question
My blood pressure was up from 110 to 140 and 142 systolic at appt 11/6 and a week before. I am experiencing pounding/blood rushing in head. Kind of lightheaded off and on today. Weight is 115. Seems worse when I lie down. Am in good health. This isn't migraine. Been taking protonix 1 week
Posted Sun, 3 Dec 2017 in Hypertension and Heart Disease
 
 
Answered by Dr. Suma Parinam 33 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Check BP while sitting, standing and lying

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

You seem to have postural variation of the Blood pressure. Kindly check the BP while sitting, standing and lying and if the difference is over 20mm there can be postural variation and symptoms.
140 is not high to be serious or worrisome. But sudden fluctuations should be investigated further.
ECG, CT brain, Kidney functions, blood sugar and hormones are evaluated to find out the reason for fluctuations greater than 30mm Hg.
Protonix is just acid regulator and has minimal role in the symptoms that you have.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by
 
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+

The user accepted the expert's answer

Ask a Cardiologist

© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor