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A 23-year-old female asked:

My initial first blood pressure reading is high. i wait 10 minutes and take it again and its normal? if it was hbp would it always stay high? help!

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Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Alianswered
Psychiatry 34 years experience
BP: Is the elevated reading the top (systolic) or bottom reading (diastolic)?.
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Dr. William Haynes
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology 39 years experience
The most important number is the average BP. Measure it five times in a day and calculate the average. If that is above 140 systolic or 90 diastolic then it is too high.
May 29, 2013
Last updated Jul 13, 2018

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