Harvard Heart Letter

Ask the doctor: What accounts for wide swings in blood pressure?

My blood pressure has wide swings each day. It can go as high as 210/110, then fall to 100/50, tiring me. My doctor says I'm just a "reactive person." My diet is excellent, and I try to keep active. Could my adrenal glands have anything to do with this?
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