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Hi. I'm 24. Overweight. No exercise. I live a very unhealthy lifestyle which I intend on changing ASAP.
Anyway, I have recently been monitoring my blood pressure. My left arm is usually between 130 to 135 over 80 to 85. Right arm is 140 to 145 over 88 to 94. I sit in the exact same position in the exact same conditions. Perfect posture, cuff level with heart, rested for 5 minutes etc.
I use an Omron M3. These are always my first readings. If I wait a minute and do it again, they usually level out but sometimes they don't. I've read conflicting information on this. Some say to take 3 readings then use the average, while others say the first reading is your true blood pressure as it takes a while for the blood vessels to recover which will give lower readings.
I'd really appreciate any insight or advice.
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