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Hi

in the last 4 weeks I have had readings of 157/93 and 95/57 (sys/di) max and min and average of around 112/71 (not forgetting 195/89 max while having hernia operation)

rushing thru shopping centre with 5 major problems on my mind at beginning of april I accepted offer for bp testing getting 157/93 then 159/75 30 mins later. I tested myself at home and had readings in 144-35 range for systolic that day.

Then I resolved to reduce salt and exercise regularly (2-3 hrs cycling each day in morning) and measure my bp frequently (hour intervals where poss). I took usually 8 readings each day for 15+ days except 2 days in hospital for operation. All these readings were mostly below 120 of the order of 105, 110, 117 etc with dyastolic 60 - 75 (but usually showing less variance than syst).

But yesterday and today my bp readings have gone up eg 130,144, 155 78-85 dyastolic since travelling up north 200 miles. I feel colder and have had a bit more stress.

Is there any reason for this?
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replied July 1st, 2008
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Stress can definitely cause increased blood pressure. I'm not sure if this makes a difference or not but are you at a higher or lower altitude?
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