2nd October 2019

mayoclinic
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Why is BP lower when standing?

Low blood pressure on standing up (orthostatic, or postural, hypotension). This is a sudden drop in blood pressure when you stand up from a sitting position or after lying down. Gravity causes blood to pool in your legs when you stand.

Thereof, what is a normal blood pressure while standing?

When sitting, my BP is around 110/70 but when standing, the diastolic shoots up to 89-94! The systolic goes up to 128 or 114, or goes down to 104. Normal blood pressure is usually considered 120/80 mm Hg or less. It is not treated with medicines generally until after it gets to 140/90 mm Hg or more.

Is blood pressure higher when standing or lying down?

It actually increases systolic pressure by as much as 8mm/Hg. Orthostatic hypotension is a type of low blood pressure that can occur when you stand up after lying or sitting down. Older people are more at risk for postural hypotension, and so are people with heart conditions.

Is it better to take blood pressure sitting or standing?

RESULTS: The blood pressure tended to drop in the standing position compared with the sitting, supine and supine with crossed legs. Systolic and diastolic blood pressure was the highest in supine position when compared the other positions.
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