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Offline xynder

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blood pressure in morning
« on: April 03, 2014, 08:05:28 AM »
does anyone's blood pressure go up slightly in the morning shortly after wakening?  is this normal?  mine runs around 130/88 right when i wake up.
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Re: blood pressure in morning
« Reply #1 on: April 03, 2014, 12:39:01 PM »
Hello Xynder...

It is very normal for one's blood pressure (BP) to be higher in the morning.  This is due to numerous changes that our body's physiology undergoes as we transition from a sleeping to a waking state.  These physiological changes include an increase in stress hormones such as cortisol.  That is why so often anxiety symptoms are higher in the morning, and less severe in the evening hours when our body is winding-down for sleep.

By-the-way, your morning blood pressure of 130/88 is actually a good BP.  Just like one's pulse, blood pressure also goes up and down frequently, throughout the day.  There are many factors that control this including stress and physical activity.

So rest easy, and to rest even easier, I suggest you stop taking your blood pressure, as that is just probably adding to your anxiety.

The very best to you, Xynder!...  Chuck :grinning-smiley-003:
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Re: blood pressure in morning
« Reply #2 on: April 03, 2014, 10:05:28 PM »
Don't check your bp obsessively my father does that. His was higher a few months ago and he flipped out. Now he checks it laying down, and it's lower, so he's happier. But he still is obsessed with it.
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