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Blood pressure goes up and down.

my brother was just admitted into the hospital because he was having chest pains and his blood pressure was going up and down and then back up and then back down. (really quickly, within a matter of minutes). The doctors will not tell us anything. So what would the blood pressure rising and then falling be from? the doctors will not tell us anything. they keep telling us to wait until all of the tests are back. btw: he is not on drugs. no that cant be normal... that s why he was admitted into the hospital cause the docs said that that was not normal. They are not sure what is going on.
Tue, 27 Jul 2010
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Everyone's blood pressures rise and fall continuously, - exactly as your hands on the driving wheel never stay still, -even if you're driving along a 500-mile straight road in Nevada. That's how the system works and is called "hunting". In your brother's case, you don't say how much they rise and fall. -If it's excessive, then of course the doctors will be concerned and will need time to find out the cause, so won't be able to tell you much at this stage. It may simply be distress about the unknown cause of his chest pains that is causing his pressures to rise and fall. -Blood pressures respond to stress, both physical and mental. Be patient, -there's nothing you can do to assist yet and as soon as they find what (if any) is the problem, they'll discuss it with you. It may take some complex testing, and you wouldn't want to be misled at this stage, I'm sure. Then again, it may be something quite simple, easily put right, and not even a problem. But do bear in mind that if his B/P's DIDN'T go up and down, continuously, then he'd be in trouble, and different from every other human being alive. Hope this helps. -good wishes.
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sister's bp going up and down, heart rate low, dizziness. Admitted to hospital for observation . Symptons persists and now in ICU> What could this come from. It was not her bp medicine. On IV's and medicine to regulate heart rate.
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