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    What causes high blood pressure in the afternoon?

Posted on Thu, 13 Jul 2017 in Hypertension and Heart Disease
Question: My blood pressure is in normal range in the morning. Is it normal for it to be higher in the afternoon? It ivaries from 122 to 134. I drink 1 1/2 cups of coffee per day. Sat half cup as late as 3 pm.
Answered by Dr. Ilir Sharka 54 minutes later
Brief Answer:
I would explain as follows:

Detailed Answer:

Welcome and thank you for asking on HCM!

Regarding your concern, I would explain that your blood pressure values are within the normal ranges.

These slight fluctuations in blood pressure are quite normal during the day. They are related to the physical activity. Coffee intake plays an important role in blood pressure fluctuations too.

But, there is nothing to worry about!

Hope you will find this answer helpful!

Kind regards,

Dr. Iliri
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