Higher blood pressure in winter.

Q: My blood pressure increases during winter and reduces in summer. I suffer from dizzy spells when BP is low. Please explain and if I would require meds.

A: Seasonal variation in blood pressure is well known. Blood pressure
tends to be higher in the winter. To read more about this go to this
article on Medscape.com (Free registration required).

It is not normal to have dizzy spells. Make an appointment to have this evaluated by your doctor.

Further Reading:
High Blood Pressure Climbs in Winter – WebMD.com
Seasonal Differences In Blood Pressure Discovered – ScienceDaily.com

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