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High blood pressure during the day, dizziness, nausea on waking up. Treatment for symptoms?

Hi, I am 58, female, and have high blood pressure off and on during the day but while in bed before sleep and before getting out in the morning my b/p is normal. With in 15 minutes of getting up from bed I am dizzy, light headed, nauseated, miserable. I don t feel hungry or thirsty just a motion sickness like feeling. Please help.
Asked On : Tue, 4 Dec 2012
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Welcome to HCM,

If you have high BP it should be treated, you can record BP at various time and supine , sitting, and standing position.

If BP is > 160/90 mm Hg your treating doctor may start low dose anti hypertensive.

Other possible way to know exact range of BP is ambulatory blood pressure monitoring.

Your symptoms like dizziness may or may not be related to BP also get a ENT check up to see if there is any otogenic vertigo.

In the mean time you can reduce salt intake and if possible take regular walking .

Take care.

Good Luck
Answered: Tue, 4 Dec 2012
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