Last week my blood pressure was extremely low. This week it is extremely high. What could be causing this?

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  • Pey
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago
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    If you exercise, the blood systems open up and the blood pressure is lower. If you have been sitting for a long time the veins and arteries close down and the pressure is high. You should take blood pressure reading 10 minutes after exercise and 1 hour after eating. The pressure cuff should be at the height of the heart and you should not talk or move.

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  • 1 decade ago

    fluctuation of blood pressure maybe due to activities undergone by a certain person. if your blood was extremely low this maybe due to lack of iron intake which you can get it from the food you eat like liver, vegetables and other food rich in iron...or maybe by sleeping late this causes anemia or low blood your having a high blood is due to fatty foods intake, too much carbohydrate etc.lack of exercise and also depend on the activty you have daily.the best thing to do is to consult a doctor regarding this matter.

  • 1 decade ago

    I would observe the numbers for next few weeks to see if there is consistent pattern. If yes, then it could be preliminary indication to Heart disease and would suggest you to go see your Doctor right away.

  • 1 decade ago


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  • 1 decade ago

    faulty bp machine maybe, or incorrect cuff size

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