There are many factors that can affect your blood pressure. Some of those factors are:
- Stress (Emotional, mental and physical)
- Some medications can cause a rise in BP
- Poor sleep habits and sleep disorders (Sleep Apnea
, not enough sleep, sleep disturbances, etc.)
- Body position as the reading is taken (lying down. sitting, arm not level with heart, etc.)
- Also there is a condition called "White Coat Hypertension". This is when a person visits a doctor and their BP goes up. It's an example of mental stress.
Please remember that a persons BP can change drastically over a short period of time, often within minutes. No single reading can indicate High or Low BP. Several readings over time must be taken before there is a need for concern. Please don't be alarmed by this one reading.
To help ease your mind, I have included some links to some trusted web sites. Check out the links below and relax, your BP is on the rise. I hope this brings it back down, settles your anxiety
and provides some education.
My information comes from my experience with 5x Bypasses in Oct. 2006. I also have High BP
(Hypertension) and High Cholesterol
), COPD (Emphysema
) and Pulmonary Fibrosis