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This is normal.  Blood pressure is usually higher when standing up as complared to lying down or even sitting.  The body works harder when...
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Welcome to WebMD Answers!If your blood pressure is spiking, please contact your doctor and let him or her know what's going on. Here is some...
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It is a good idea to monitor your blood pressure on a regular basis. The readings are most meaningful when recorded in a journal...
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To my knowledge, no one has invented an internal blood pressure monitor, nor do I think there would be a use for something this invasive. Do you want...
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The body has mechanisms to alter or maintain blood pressure and blood flow. There are sensors that sense blood pressure in the walls of the arteries...
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It is normal for blood pressure to change nearly every time you take it, regardless of the time of day. The most important reading would then be the...
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One, transient reading of a higher systolic (top number) pressure after shoveling some snow is not alarming, but you should be taking your home blood...
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Well, without knowing any other information about your mother's overall health, I can say that sounds like a wonderful blood pressure level for...
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I don't know anything about your father, but that is a good blood pressure reading. Blood pressure readings do fluctuate so some additional...
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I can see why you would ask this question. It seems like a very logical solution, doesn't it?However, I would not advise doing this. First of all...
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This is a very good question. Thank you for asking!Blood pressure is read as two numbers, such as 110/70. The first number indicates the amount of...
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Get your own blood pressure machine, either a manual one or a high-tech, electronic one. Take your OWN blood pressure and keep a careful log...
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Your blood pressure would be classified as High - Normal. A blood pressure consistently at or above 140/90 would be considered to be High Blood...
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It means that you have an elevated diastolic blood pressure that may need treatment should it persist. It is important to get several BP readings...
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You can't. You need to buy an inexpensive blood pressure machine, or go to the pharmacy for a free blood pressure check.