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Dr. Andrew Rynne
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What could be the cause for increase in blood pressure during nighttime?

I take benzapril 10-20 mg. My blood pressure rises at night when I lay down. I’ve been doing this for almost a year. About 2 1/2 months ago I started having pain in knees, legs and ankles. Some swelling in right foot. However cutting down on salt consumption has stopped the swelling. I still have leg pain and the worst is at night when I go to bed. The most pain is in the back of the leg behind the knees. I’ve had blood work for kidneys and diabetes and liver. Also an ultra sound for liver. All good.
Tue, 6 Aug 2019
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General & Family Physician 's  Response

During a nightmare, an increase of blood pressure occurs due to anxiety, nervousness, sleep disorders, sleep apnea, restless leg syndrome, etc.

However, you are suggested to get thoroughly examined. Get blood & Imaging tests done. Your treatment will depend upon the pathology detected.

Cut on alcohol, smoking, addictions if any. Certain medications may also cause an increase in blood pressure.

Get nightmares, depressions, PTSD, heart diseases, sleep deprivation & obesity be treated.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Take care

Dr Nupur K, General & Family Physician
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