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Is a fluctuation in blood pressure normal?

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Posted on Thu, 5 May 2016
Question: Bp this morning was 178/124 took bp now 154/110 is that normal
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Answered by Dr. Divakara (52 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
It's not normal. Its high.

Detailed Answer:
Hi

Thanks for posting your query.

Blood pressure varies with age and also the condition when it is tested .

So I need to know whether your blood pressure was tested under normal conditions or you had any stress ( physical or mental ).

Also let me know your age and weight.

Regards.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Naveen Kumar
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Follow up: Dr. Divakara (29 minutes later)
I am 51 weight 185 there were no stress factors. I woke up this moring sat down as I usually do after waiting 10 minutes of sitting took my pressure. My concern is stroke but I have no other symptoms
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Answered by Dr. Divakara (1 minute later)
Brief Answer:
Its not stroke but do recheck blood pressure tomorrow.

Detailed Answer:
Hi

Thanks for the information.

Relax , don't worry about stroke. Yes high blood pressure is a risk factor for stroke but blood pressure can be controlled with medications.

I recommend you to recheck blood pressure tomorrow and if it is above 140/80 then start low salt diet and exercise for 20-30 minutes.

But if the BP is above 160/80 then you need to be started on medications like Metaprolol.

Relax now and check blood pressure tomorrow morning.

Regards.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Naveen Kumar
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Is a fluctuation in blood pressure normal?

Brief Answer: It's not normal. Its high. Detailed Answer: Hi Thanks for posting your query. Blood pressure varies with age and also the condition when it is tested . So I need to know whether your blood pressure was tested under normal conditions or you had any stress ( physical or mental ). Also let me know your age and weight. Regards.