Blood pressure increases after eating. What should I do?
Why does my blood pressure increase after eating? After eating I often feel uncomfortable. My wife checked my blood pressure a few times after eating. Can anyone tell me why it increases? What should I do? I am 46 years old male.
@jacy Hello, it is not healthy if your blood pressure increases after eating as it should decrease. When a person eats, their body redirects blood to the digestive tract to aid with digestion. This causes a temporary decrease in blood pressure elsewhere in the body. To compensate, blood vessels outside of the digestive tract constrict, causing the heart to beat faster and more forcefully. This helps maintain healthy blood pressure throughout the body. You should limit your salt intake, and increase potassium, magnesium, and fiber in your diet. Blood pressure fluctuates throughout the day and night but you should discuss your situation with your doctor. A person’s blood pressure typically drops slightly following a meal. However, foods high in sodium can cause a temporary increase in blood pressure if you don’t see any improvement after reducing sodium intake consult your doctor.