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A 23-year-old female asked:

Blood pressure 140/104 then normal reading 136/89 on second time, why?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 35 years experience
Usually no reason: Most people who check their blood pressure readings don't get the same reading on repeated measurements. Humans are not identical from moment to moment (we're not robots). A person who finds variety in her measurements can just take 2 measurements every time and average them. She can show the numbers to her primary care doctor for advice. A person in her 20's should have nice, low pressures.
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