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I think it's great having a BP measuring machine at home, they come in a bunch of models, and I guess you could even go bulb and stethoscope "sphygmomanometer" if you're stuck in 1967. But no reading method is very exact, and I wonder at the very concept of pressure-constricting an arm or wrist, to measure pressure.
?Different doctors use different devices, and my cousin the nurse says that if a nurse gets one reading and the doctor another, believe the nurse - they do it more often. But isn't this just a little bit horrible, that we're not sure what to even make of these readings?
?And I'm asking really even when the readings are repeatable. I know we're not supposed to be able to just sense our BP but I can usually guess the range - usually but not often, sometimes I get surprisingly high or low readings. I just note them in the log with a couple of question marks. What's your experience with all of this?
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