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Why blood pressure is shooting after drinking and using nicotine?

is it bad to have a gap of 50 or 60 between the top and bottom number for blood pressure readings. In the evenings it's been 130-140/60-70. I drink and use nicotine on the weekend and it is higher then and gets lower each day leading up to the weekend. I am a 35 old male
Tue, 22 Jul 2014
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Nicotine acts as sympathomimmetic- stimulant to the cardiac and vascular system.
Known for its transient elevations in heart rate and blood pressure.
A gap of 50-60 is normal . don't worry.
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Why blood pressure is shooting after drinking and using nicotine?

Nicotine acts as sympathomimmetic- stimulant to the cardiac and vascular system. Known for its transient elevations in heart rate and blood pressure. A gap of 50-60 is normal . don t worry.