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Doctor insights on: Blood Pressure Monitors Consumer Reports

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Regular sized cuffs for blood pressure monitors are not big enough for me. Can you recomend another size please?

Regular sized cuffs for blood pressure monitors are not big enough for me. Can you recomend another size please?

Many cuffs out there: Blood pressure cuffs come in a variety of sizes. It should say on the box what size adult can use it. you can contact their 1-800 # and ask them about different cuff sizes. They should be able to help you. ...Read more

Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
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Blood Pressure (Definition)

Blood pressure is a measurement of the force placed on the blood vessels and is comprised of the "systolic" pressure (the top number on a blood pressure meter) which is the peak pressure when the heart is pumping, and the "diastolic" pressure (the bottom number on a blood pressure meter) which is the pressure during the resting phase ...Read more


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Are the blood pressure monitors at grocery/pharmacy stores accurate?

Are the blood pressure monitors at grocery/pharmacy stores accurate?

BP at the Grocery: Blood pressure monitors need to be calibrated periodically, especially if they get a lot of use. They should be accurate. If you have a concern that it might not be, ask when it was last calibrated or have it checked manually. You could try checking it at more than one store and see if the readings are similar, too. If not, one of the machines is likely wrong. ...Read more

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Have 2 blood pressure monitors.been taking BP regularly for months.Both register pretty much same.When doc takes it it's always WAY higher.confused!

Have 2 blood pressure monitors.been taking BP regularly for months.Both register pretty much same.When doc takes it it's always WAY higher.confused!

White coat htn: Is common and is NOT benign. Long term out comes of pts with whitecoat htn are not as good as pts with normal bp justifying the basis for medical treatment. Having said that. Its important to check your machine against docs machine and keep a home journal. Daily morning readings to use as basis for medical therapy if needed. Ambulatory home bp readings are standard of care nowadays. ...Read more

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Is there any issue and/or resolution needed for blood pressure variability (occasional spikes) when ones average bp monitored at home is 115/65?

Is there any issue and/or resolution needed for blood pressure variability (occasional spikes) when ones average bp monitored at home is 115/65?

BP: Blood pressure normally has ups and downs. An average bp of 115/65 is good. If some of the ups are more than 160mmHg, there might be some reason for concern. ...Read more

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My blood pressures rises to 140 /100. My ers report is 4. Last night local dr advice to take surbex z tablet daily with dinner. Any better advice.

My blood pressures rises to 140 /100.  My ers report is 4. Last night local dr advice to take surbex z  tablet daily with dinner. Any better advice.

Need workup: If your blood pressure is eradically shooting to 140/100s at the age of 25, you may need further workup if this is far off your baseline you need both a cardiac workup and a ct or ultrasound of your abdomen to make sure you do not have adrenal tumors. BP medication can be prescribed after finding out why BP rises sharply. May be anything from anxiety to pheocromocytoma. Get workup.Hope that helps! ...Read more

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Do lactitol monohydrate and ispaghula husk granules have any side effects like lowering blood-pressure level or dehydrating the consumer?...

Do lactitol monohydrate and ispaghula husk granules have any side effects like lowering blood-pressure level or dehydrating the consumer?...

Yes, from diarrhea: Both lactitol & ispaghula (psyllium) can be used to treat constipation.Side effect can be diarrhea; if too much fluid is lost, blood pressure can drop& this much dehydration is dangerous.Symptoms include lightheadedness when standing.If unable to keep down enough liquids to compensate, get seen ASAP. Lactitol is much more likely to cause diarrhea (psyllium can used to treat some kinds of diarrhea) ...Read more

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Blood pressure is 205/111. Should i go to e.R.?

Yes: If you checked this pressure twice, once on each arm and this is the reading, then go to er asap. 110 diastolic at your age is hypertensive urgency/emergency. You could develop a stroke or heart attack. ...Read more

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I just took my husbands blood pressure and it is 159 over94 he is 55 never had blood pressure problems before what is to high? When should he go to e

I just took my husbands blood pressure and it is 159 over94 he  is 55 never had blood pressure problems before what is to high? When should he go to e

Normal is up to 130: Normal blood pressure is different in different individuals, but the norm is that the upper should not be higher than 130, and lowe not higher than 80. Your husband 's pressure is high, but not an emergency now, must see his doctor soon to recheck and discuss treatment. ...Read more