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Blood pressure question??

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Hi everyone......My bp is usually REALLY low.....i've always had a bp of anywhere from 104 to 120 (at the highest) (I never really paid attention to the bottom number)
Anywho.....the other week and then again yesterday at the dr's office my bp was 130/74. This is pretty high for me. I'm starting to wonder why it would be so high? I know it's not that high but it's high for me. Of course my dr. didnt really say anything about it......(she also didnt have much to say when I told her about the lump in my breast.....we're switching dr's)
Does anyone know what would cause an increase in bp? Thanks mamas
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The top number is not very important. The bottom number is important. Your BP is not at all high.

Could you have been stressed at the Dr's office? That can make your BP go up. You might try checking it at home and see if it was just an anomaly.

Licorice can make your BP go up. Caffiene, having your BP taken lying down as opposed to sitting or standing, these things can make BP look higher. Weight gain, fluid retention. Food allergies (which stimulate the adrenal gland to produce more adrenaline which can cause BP to temporarily rise). Stress, particularly anger or hostility.
When you're pregnant, your blood volume increases by nearly 50%. Increased blood volume also increses the pressure in your blood vessels. This could be why your blood pressure is higher than "normal"
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