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Is fluctuating BP levels a cause for concern?

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Posted on Thu, 28 Jul 2016
Question: My BP lying down is 125/81. Sitting: 107/94 & standing 145/108 is that ok? Do I need to go to the hospital?
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Answered by Dr. Ilir Sharka (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
There is nothing to worry about!

Detailed Answer:
Hello!

Thank you for asking on HCM!

Regarding your concern, I would explain that these blood pressure changes are quite normal and are related to the activation of sympathetic nervous system during standing up position.

Nevertheless, I recommend measuring your blood pressure regularly for a week (sitting position after 10 minutes of total relax). If your blood pressure values are below 135/85 mm Hg, in this position for most of the times measured during a week, you have nothing to worry about.

If blood pressure values in this position, are above this level, it may indicate the beginning of high blood pressure. In such case, some lifestyle modifications would be necessary:

- diet modifications (reduce salt and caffeine intake)
- perform a lot of physical activity
- reduce weight if you are overweight.

For the moment there is no need to go to the hospital. This is not an emergency.

You have nothing to worry about.

Hope you will find this answer helpful!

Best wishes,

Dr. Iliri
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Answered by Dr. Ilir Sharka (1 minute later)
Brief Answer:
You are welcome!

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I am glad to have been helpful!

If you have any other uncertainties in the future, you can ask me directly on the link below:

http://doctor.healthcaremagic.com/Funnel?page=askDoctorDirectly&docId=69765

Regards,

Dr. Iliri
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Is fluctuating BP levels a cause for concern?

Brief Answer: There is nothing to worry about! Detailed Answer: Hello! Thank you for asking on HCM! Regarding your concern, I would explain that these blood pressure changes are quite normal and are related to the activation of sympathetic nervous system during standing up position. Nevertheless, I recommend measuring your blood pressure regularly for a week (sitting position after 10 minutes of total relax). If your blood pressure values are below 135/85 mm Hg, in this position for most of the times measured during a week, you have nothing to worry about. If blood pressure values in this position, are above this level, it may indicate the beginning of high blood pressure. In such case, some lifestyle modifications would be necessary: - diet modifications (reduce salt and caffeine intake) - perform a lot of physical activity - reduce weight if you are overweight. For the moment there is no need to go to the hospital. This is not an emergency. You have nothing to worry about. Hope you will find this answer helpful! Best wishes, Dr. Iliri