Walking (Postural?) Hypotension

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When my friend sits too long. His blood pressure increases. When he walks like for an hour, his blood pressure goes down even to 100/60. He is 40 years old. He consulted with expert cardiologists but it seemed they were not familiar with this phenomenon where walking makes the bp go down. Is this called Postural Hypotension? I'm looking for articles that describes walking and relation to bp. Is this a nervous system malfunction?

Do not worry. He is still seeking professional help (and not from me of course) but the phenomenon is not widely known. So I'm just curious about it.
 

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berkeman
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Sorry, it would not be appropriate for us to try to offer diagnoses (Dx) or medical advice on this. There are just so many variables to be considered and tests that should be done (including a treadmill stress test).

Please just keep encouraging your friend to take his BP several times a day in different situations, and to show those readings to his physician for further analysis. Best wishes.
 

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