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Posted by: Rene Duvenage | 2009/10/27

Hypertension

What could be the causes of high blood pressure early in the morning? During the day it is quite normal, but gets very high during the early morning hours.

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Hallo Rene
If you are on medication, your medication may be worked out at that time of the morning and you may need to change your dosage or dosing times or even the medication you use. If you are not on medication, you may need to start using something if the BP goes higher than 140/90 every morning. Blood pressure increases when we first wake up due to the body's normal circadian rhythm. Circadian rhythm is a 24-hour cycle that affects our sleep/wake patterns. In the morning, the body releases hormones such as adrenaline and noradrenaline. These hormones give you boosts of energy but can also raise your blood pressure. The morning increase in blood pressure is usually seen between 6:00AM and noon and it increases your risk for stroke and heart attacks. In the morning, your adrenal glands releases hormones such as adrenaline and noradrenaline. These hormones give you boosts of energy but can also raise your blood pressure. Please discuss with your doctor
Dr Bets

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Posted by: cyberdoc | 2009/10/28

Hallo Rene
If you are on medication, your medication may be worked out at that time of the morning and you may need to change your dosage or dosing times or even the medication you use. If you are not on medication, you may need to start using something if the BP goes higher than 140/90 every morning. Blood pressure increases when we first wake up due to the body's normal circadian rhythm. Circadian rhythm is a 24-hour cycle that affects our sleep/wake patterns. In the morning, the body releases hormones such as adrenaline and noradrenaline. These hormones give you boosts of energy but can also raise your blood pressure. The morning increase in blood pressure is usually seen between 6:00AM and noon and it increases your risk for stroke and heart attacks. In the morning, your adrenal glands releases hormones such as adrenaline and noradrenaline. These hormones give you boosts of energy but can also raise your blood pressure. Please discuss with your doctor
Dr Bets

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