Blood Pressure When You Wake Up?
Morning. I read several health articles that mention blood pressure tends to be lower when you wake up and rise during the day. What I ask, why is my blood pressure the opposite, when I wake up in the morning even higher with a margin of 10-20mmhg. Normal?
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Blood pressure measurements can indeed vary from time to time. Blood pressure will usually go down at night while asleep and blood pressure will increase a few hours before we wake up. Blood pressure will continue to rise during the day until the afternoon and then slowly go down as the afternoon goes to night.
Some causes of high blood pressure in the morning among others:
Obstructive sleep apnea (disturbance during sleep at night) Anxiety disorders Morning surge hypertension (increased blood pressure during the morning) Excessive stress Smoking Occupations at night shift schedule Not routinely taking high blood medication Kidney disease / diabetes Thyroid disorders Previously needed information have you been diagnosed with hypertension or high blood pressure, have you used high blood pressure medications, what are the tools used to measure blood pressure, do you snore during sleep?
Morning surge hypertension is an increase in blood pressure in the morning. This condition can be dangerous and increase the risk of stroke or damage to other body organs. You are advised to consult a cardiologist about the complaint you feel. Your doctor may recommend blood pressure testing for 24 hours using a special device, or replace the type of drug with a longer duration of action.
It is best to measure blood pressure with a validated device and calibrate the device every 6-12 months. Measuring is done in a sitting position, feet stepping on the floor, back leaning on a chair, arms are placed on a flat surface and as high as the location of the heart. It is recommended to wait 5 to 10 minutes, before taking blood pressure measurements.
Home blood pressure checks are recommended in the morning and evening. During the examination may not chat, talk or cross both legs. Measurements in the morning are done 1 hour after waking up, have urinated, have not had breakfast, but have taken hypertension medication. Measurements are made at least 2 times per inspection at 1 minute intervals. Someone can be categorized as hypertension if blood pressure at home uses a calibrated oscillometer (digital device) which is the mean blood pressure greater than> = 135/85.
Some things you can do to control blood pressure among others:
Reducing stress, smoking and alcohol habits Reducing salt consumption Regular exercise (at least 30 minutes a day) Lose weight if you have excess weight Routine control with your doctor, take medication as directed by your doctor Hopefully this information can be useful for you.