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Is it normal for blood pressure to be higher in the morning than in the evening?

Is it normal for blood pressure to be higher in the morning than in the evening? I bought a home blood pressure monitor recently, after my blood pressure was found to be slightly high. I m finding that there s quite a difference between morning and evening readings. Is this normal?
Mon, 22 Aug 2011
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Yes, it's normal. If you become addictive about taking your pressure, you will find it spikes and jumps throughout the day. Personally, I wish my mom hadn't bought one of those things. She takes her pressure many times a day, constantly worried about the numbers, and sharing the pressures with me and asking what I think. I tell her to put the damn thing away, take your pressure once in the morn, and again in the eve, if you notice a pattern, then call the doc. Another thing to note about this, all monitors are not created equal, your monitor may show you have elevated digits, but when you go to the doc, it's not, or vice verca. Slightly elevated for short amounts of time is normal.
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HI,
Welcome to HCM,
Blood pressure varies each time u check, it wont be same all the time, there will be variation thru out the day, but it should be under normal limits.

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