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Can blood pressure be temporarily high?

Can blood pressure be temporarily high?

But normal blood pressure that’s just temporarily higher—even up to 15 to 20 points above usual— is pretty much harmless, says Orlando Health Physicians Internal Medicine Group internist Benjamin Kaplan, M.D. In fact, there are a number of innocent things that can also be responsible for a fleeting BP spike.

What can cause a temporary spike in blood pressure?

Causes of Blood Pressure Spikes

  • Caffeine. Even if you have normal blood pressure readings, caffeine consumption can cause a temporary but dramatic blood pressure spike.
  • Certain Medications.
  • Consumption of Foods Containing Tyramine.
  • Smoking.
  • Stress.
  • Anxiety.
  • Overactive Adrenal Gland.
  • Drug Use.

How do you fix temporary high blood pressure?


  1. Lose extra pounds and watch your waistline. Blood pressure often increases as weight increases.
  2. Exercise regularly.
  3. Eat a healthy diet.
  4. Reduce sodium in your diet.
  5. Limit the amount of alcohol you drink.
  6. Quit smoking.
  7. Cut back on caffeine.
  8. Reduce your stress.

Why is my blood pressure randomly high?

Some possible causes include caffeine, acute stress or anxiety, certain medications (such as nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs), combinations of medications, recreational drugs, sudden or acute pain, dehydration and white coat effect (fear of being in a hospital or doctor’s clinic).

What can temporarily raise blood pressure?

Caffeinated beverage such as coffee, cola or hot chocolate can temporarily raise the blood pressure. Some experts say that caffeine can block certain hormones, which can keep the arteries widened. As the arteries are narrow down, the blood pressure levels can raise quickly.

Is 140 over 78 a good blood pressure?

For 140/78 to be good, both numbers must fit into the “normal” category above. Otherwise, it will fall into other categories of High Blood Pressure. Systolic reading of 140 is in the High Blood Pressure (Hypertension) Stage 1 range. Diastolic reading of 78 is in the Normal range. Therefore, 140/78 is High Blood Pressure (Hypertension) Stage 1.

Is 125/79 good blood pressure or high blood pressure?

A blood pressure reading of 125/79 could be interpreted as warning sign since it’s on the high side of normal. People with pre-hypertension often develop hypertension, so having your blood pressure checked regularly is important.

What foods can raise blood pressure levels?

Foods that cause your blood pressure to increase are high-carbohydrate and simple carbohydrate foods. Sugary beverages, candy, desserts, snack foods, bread, pasta and white rice all cause a rapid increase in blood sugar. Eat these high-carbohydrate foods sparingly.