Blood pressure

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When i checked my blood pressure on a home blood pressure monitor one reading said 198/152 and then 115/76 if it was 198/152 i wouldnt have been able to ride my bike 9.1 miles right

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    It's a little hard to say, but if your BP was that high I think you'd have a variety of awful symptoms.  Is this an arm or a wrist unit?  How long have you been using it?

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    If you have atrial fibrillation or ectopic beats your BP monitor will not give true readings. Does it have the facility to show irregular hear beats and does it sometimes fail to give you a reading ? 
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    Hi. All. GP told me never take any notice of the first reading. The machine has got to re collaborate itself every time you use it so just take note of the second reading. I am pretty sure if your BP was that high then you would know about it!
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    carl42026...I think you'd be doing  yourself a great service if you got a new machine. If your current machine is inaccurate, it's not doing you a bit of good.

    Also, another person wrote that a Dr. said not to take notice of the 1st reading, which is true. Disregard it..then take 3 consecutive readings, about 3 min apart. Total, then average it out. That gives you the reading.

    Odd the Dr. says not to take notice of the 1st reading, which is true, BUT when in the Dr. office, they only do one reading. hmmmmmmmm

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    Most home units are worthless and give highly inaccurate readings. Talk with local pharmacy or medical equipment company for a reliable unit. Trust me 1/2 the doctor offices have mos-calibrated ones as well. 

    As a Nurse I only trust a manual cuff and stethoscope but make sure the cuff size fits properly 

    Best wishes 

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    Yes, when I get to the office I have to fill out forms, then you go in and the nurse weighs you then you walk to the exam room and immediately get your BP done. That’s a lot of activity in a few minutes.

    i don’t trust the results.

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    Carl, They can't take my BP in the Dr's Office with an Electronic BP Machine.  I have a non life threatening type of irregular Heart Beat and it REALLY messes with the Reading. (It's not Atrial Fibrillation)  Freaks out the Nurses sometimes!  I suspect you have a defective BP Monitor or some type irregular Heart Beat.  I used to be a distance runner and developed something called "Pre-Ventricular Contractions".  After the Cardiologist Ran the Treadmill up as steep as it would go and at its' fastest Speed, He finally got my Pulse up to what He needed.  Said, Well I have Good News and Bad News.  The Bad News is you DO have PVCs.  The good news is, it isn't dangerous and I wish I were in half as good of shape as you.  Go enjoy yourself!  That was 35 years ago!

    Good Luck in determining what is causing the erratic readings.  I suspect it is False Readings.  You're cycling 9 Miles with no problems?  I suspect you're FINE!  Regards,  Ernie

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