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A 45-year-old member asked:

High blood pressure just found on the drugstore machine - what to do next?

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Dr. Irv Loh
Dr. Irv Lohanswered
Cardiology 50 years experience
Confirm with doctor: Drugstore blood pressure machines tend to run low, so reproducible high blood pressure readings warrant follow up with your healthcare provider to confirm or deny hypertension that may warrant intervention. Note that drugstore machines can suggest normal bps when really elevated, so high blood pressures measured there may really be high. Talk to your physician.
Dr. Shabbir Hossain
Internal Medicine 17 years experience
See your doctor: See your doctor and have it rechecked. Store machines may not be as reliable. I'm sure a comprehensive monitoring and treatment plan will be set up for you by your doctor.

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