Heart spikes or dips? The monitor says you have fluctuating blood pressure. What now?
Before you panic you need to check a few things. First, is it normal? Second, is it dangerous? Third, how can you fix it? You can avoid many headaches and medical scares just by learning a few basic things about circulation.
The article below will help you distinguish between good and bad fluctuations as well as provide clues to the reasons behind them.
If you are more concerned with low blood pressure symptoms rather than spikes click through to the related links below:
Is fluctuating blood pressure dangerous?
Fluctuating blood pressure is a normal phenomenon. Heart is dynamic and responsive and it beats according to the body’s needs. Yet, not all spikes fall within normal limits. Some are frankly dangerous. Before you take any recuperative action you should distinguish between which ones are normal and which ones are not. Frequently the difference lies in the amplitude, the size of a spike.
Contrary to popular belief healthy individuals are not spared from cardiovascular highs and lows. Although, while sitting, 160/90 mmHg may NOT look normal, when exercising these numbers may not only be normal but also expected and desirable. Before making any conclusions you must factor in circumstances around your spiked blood pressure. Surprisingly even 70 or 100 point increases may be just what the body needs. To learn about these special circumstances click through to
For number reference download the chart below and post it on your fridge. It will be your easy guide.
What if it is really erratic?
If you confirmed that your blood pressure is erratic your next step is to find out WHY this is so. These questions may lead you to a conclusion.
- Is your blood pressure spiking at specific time of the day? If yes, do you know why so? Traffic? Junk food? Workload? Lack of sleep?
- Are you taking medications that affect blood pressure? They may not be adjusted properly
- Are there situations that are particularly stressful to you? Stress is a major underlying factor behind spiked blood pressure.
- Are your hormones out of whack? That’s especially true for women and people suffering from hypoglycemia.
- Is certain food causing high numbers? Salt, coffee, and food allergies have the greatest potential to do so.
You can see that there may be many different reasons for high readings. To successfully reverse the trend you need to find the reasons behind fluctuations. In other words you need to find your own CAUSES. Here is an article that will help you with that: Common Causes of Fluctuating Blood Pressure.
To lower your numbers immediately use the technique described in this article: How to lower blood pressure within minutes
Down the road
Excessively spiked blood pressure is a sign of UNHEALTHY cardiovascular system. Unless you make changes at this early stages the occasional spikes may turn into permanent hypertension. The heart is not an isolated from the body organ and it reflects the health of the entire organism. The heart function relies on many factors including:
uninterrupted fuel availability AKA your daily nutrition
good strength reserves AKA your fitness level
correct nerve impulses, AKA your neurotransmitter production and propulsion
fluidity of the blood AKA your blood thickness, which includes high cholesterol
Don’t relax yourself into thinking that things will just go away by themselves. Blood pressure fluctuations that become more frequent don`t have much chance to magically disappear on their, so read, learn, and aim at perfecting the circulation. You will find the necessary steps outlined in The Guide.