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My blood pressure goes up by 20-33 every time i sit down and it's normal when i lie down. I've herad of blood pressure dropping when you sit, but mine goes up. Why is that?

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replied August 26th, 2010
High Blood Pressure and Hypertension Answer A15659

Welcome to the forum. I am really glad to help you out. You are absolutely right in mentioning that normally there’s a fall in the blood pressure when there’s a change in the posture from lying down to sitting or standing. The paradoxical increase in the blood pressure with standing is definitely abnormal and the cause of the same needs to be looked into.

Firstly, if your baseline blood pressure is normal, then you need not worry much. However, if your baseline blood pressure is high, then you need to be investigated for the cause of high blood pressure. In patients who have got secondary hypertension (hypertension with an underlying cause) like due to a tumor of the adrenal glands or narrowing of the aorta (coarctation ofaorta), then such paradoxical increase in blood pressure can occur.

Please do consult a cardiologist for the same. I sincerely hope that helps. Take care.

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