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Why is my blood pressure always very high in the mornings?f

By Anonymous October 10, 2017 - 5:23am
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It is usually normal during the day but high when I wake in the mornings.

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Blood pressure has a daily pattern. Blood pressure is normally lower at night while you're sleeping. Your blood pressure starts to rise a few hours before you wake up. Your blood pressure continues to rise during the day, usually peaking in the middle of the afternoon. Then in the late afternoon and evening, your blood pressure begins dropping again.

Having an abnormal blood pressure pattern, such as high blood pressure during the night or early in the morning, can mean that you have a health problem. Associated conditions include:

Poorly controlled high blood pressure
Obstructive sleep apnea
Kidney disease
Thyroid problems
Nervous system problems
Cardiovascular disease
Risk factors for developing an abnormal blood pressure pattern include:

Night-shift work
Tobacco use
Too much stress
Taking blood pressure medications that don't last 24 hours


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