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Different Blood Pressure Readings
Different blood pressure reading in right and left arms, a cause for concern ? Should said readings be spaced 5 minutes apart ?
Normal: The left arm is closer to the heart, the right arm is further away from the heart. The condition of the blood vessel also make a difference. Generally everybody has a different blood pressure measurement in each arm. The key is not the 2 being different, the key is the measurement is within acceptable parameters. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
I'm 22 years old. I've been having different blood pressure readings in both arms with a difference of at leat 10 mmhg. How soon should I see doctor?
I take my blood pressure at least 4 times in one sitting and each reading is different... Which reading should I use as true?
Average them: BP is a dynamic measure that is constantly changing so no two will be exactly the same. Take your BP at complete rest for 10 minutes, seated with arm propped up at heart level (not held up by your mucles). If they're within 30 points of each other, average them. If they're vastly different, take 5 readings and throw out the 1 highest and lowest, and average the middle 3. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
BP: If the BP between the two arms is more than 20mmHg difference, this would suggest an obstruction in the inflow to the arm with the lower BP. ...Read more
When taking blood pressure, what exactly does it mean when they say arm at heart's level? I tried using different tables and got different readings.
My blood pressures (R. And L. Arms) are somewhat different.
L. 1st reading: 117/77
R. 1st: 117/83
Cause for concern ?
BP Goal 120/80: I will presume you are referring to the "top" value or systolic blood pressure (bp). If measured correctly, this is way too high for a 31yo male. Of course i don't know about any other medical problems you may have... The current definition of a "normal" BP is 120/80 or less... Have it checked out! ...Read more
Variable: One never treats a number per se; but rather symptoms if any. A BP of 82/56 is certainly on the low side especially for a 44 year old male. However if you are of slight build that may be normal for you. If you are not lightheaded and well hydrated, basically asymptomatic with that number, no need to worry. If you are light headed, then you ought to seek medical attention. ...Read more
BP: As long as you are not dizzy, lightheaded that BP is fine. I believe you are probably on anti hypertensive medications. ...Read more
No: That is a normal BP reading for someone your age and a normal pulse rate. ...Read more
Below 140/85: Below 140/85.Get a more detailed answer ›
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