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A 30-year-old female asked:

i've been having headaches a lot lately and i just took my bp at home. it was 93/69. could this be related to my headaches? should i call my doctor?

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Dr. Venkata Chilakapati
Cardiology 23 years experience
Headache: Your BP is on lower side. Hence your headache is not due to your bp. It seems you are suffering from sleep apnea and CPAP etc. Make sure weather pressure settings are optimal to you to maintain a good sleep. If not you could be having interrupted sleep, it could cause day time headaches due to lack of rem sleep. There could other reasons also. I answered basing on your profile. Consult your physi.

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Is a BP reading of 150/90 consistently enough to start medicine to lower it?

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A 39-year-old female asked:

How serious is a BP reading that is 193/123?

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A 31-year-old male asked:

Which one is better a manual BP machine or an automatic one and why?

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Dr. Gopinath Upamaka
Cardiology 39 years experience
Manual: Manual in the right hands is more accurate. Try taking BP with automatic machine 3 times. You will likely have 3 separate numbers.

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