Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
175 Doctors are Online

Blood pressure high during day, at night it drops. Is it normal?

Hello My blood preassure during the day only runs semi high 135/82 to 148/89 .But at night drops and morning normal or a little under 115/72 this morning.. I have been watching at home for about a month now.. i do have a doctors app this weekend.. I am not over weight .. Active.. 55 yeras old.. Is this normal to be that high during the day and normal at night..
Asked On : Thu, 14 Mar 2013
Answers:  1 Views:  167
Report Abuse
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions
Internal Medicine Specialist 's  Response
Welcome to HCM,
Your blood pressure is if the readings are presumed to be right then it falls in Pre hypertension and little variation in BP reading is possible and normal , even there is some variation in supine and standing BP.
If you have no other health problem like Diabetes, IHD, or smoking then certain life style modification is required like reduction in salt intake to
If you take alcohol stop it or at least moderate it's use.
Keep record of BP reading and check with your Physician to keep it under control and start drug therapy at appropriate time.
If diagnosis is to be made then continuous ambulatory BP monitoring may be done.
Please take care
Good luck.
Answered: Thu, 14 Mar 2013
I find this answer helpful
Disclaimer: These answers are for your information only and not intended to replace your relationship with your treating physician.
This is a short, free answer. For a more detailed, immediate answer, try our premium service [Sample answer]


Loading Online Doctors....
© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor