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BP higher when I first wake up?

Postby haunaniv » Tue Mar 30, 2004 08:54 am

by haunaniv (149 Posts), Tue Mar 30, 2004 08:54 am

I am finding that my bp is significantly higher if I take it right after waking up rather than waiting 10 minutes to do so. I thought bp should be the lowest after resting. I have heard many other women comment the same. Why is this and which reading is more accurate? Thanks

Nancy: 36 yrs.
dd: 1994 - PE, born at 40+ weeks
dd: 1997, No Complications, born at 38 wks.
ds: 1999, PE, induced at 36 wks.
Another boy! - EDD 6/23/04
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Re : BP higher when I first wake up?

Postby expert on call » Fri May 14, 2004 00:30 am

by expert on call (297 Posts), Fri May 14, 2004 00:30 am

They are all accurate. You BP varies from time to time. A blood pressure that varies a lot can be a sign of a tendency towards developing hypertension - so it should not be ignored.

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