A 65-year-old male asked:
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i use a wrist monitor for hbp readings. in looking at the numbers, about once each week the systolic will hit like 147 or 154 although the average is in the lower 130s with occasional dips into the upper teens. reasons for this broad range?

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Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Position changes: You should endeavor to record these readings the same way every time. A simple method would be reclined in a chair with the arm folded so the monitor is at heart level. With some monitors it is good to take 3 readings & use the average. If you use a constant method & get this same range of readings it may be related to activity/diet/caffeine/other factors. If so discuss with your doc.
Answered on Sep 21, 2019

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