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Differance between BP while lying and sitting

Discussion in 'Diagnostic Guidelines and Laboratory Testing' started by Cindi, Nov 4, 2011.

  1. Cindi

    Cindi Senior Member

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    Hi all

    Do you know how many mm Hg difference may be expected between BP's lying and sitting. I can not measure my BP while sitting as I am too exhausted but I wish to have an idea on possible difference to be able to compare my results with normal sitting position Bp. Thanks.
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    taniaaust1 Senior Member

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    Both as long as both are when at rest and relaxed when taken, I dont think would vary all that much.
    (Thou if you had an issue such as postural hypotension.. it could drop on sitting.. depending on how bad the hypotension is).
  3. Cindi

    Cindi Senior Member

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    Thanks for the information. I think there should be a difference. For normal people standing Bp is about 10-20 points higher than lying Bp.But,yes.. you brought another issue into my attention. Normal person's Bp variation may not apply to my case as I have postural hypotension problem. Thanks.
  4. fawkes

    fawkes Yesterday's gone.

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    Just last week I had a doctor's appointment - 120/ when I came in, sitting; later almost 140/ when I was lying down comfortably. So, yes, I think higher when lying down may be the case with those of us who have orthostatic problems.

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