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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

Dr. Olav Jaren
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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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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

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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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What causes my blood pressure digital monitor to give me an irregular hb symbol 1 out of 5 times I use it?

What causes my blood pressure digital monitor to give me an irregular hb symbol 1 out of 5 times I use it?

Can be normal.: The healthiest hearts display a variation of heart rate termed sinus arrhythmia; it's caused by the effects of ones nervous system on the heart. However, one can be having atrial or ventricular premature beats, or other arrhythmias, as well. Your doctor might be able to detect which it is or it may require a 24 hour monitor test to find the answer. ...Read more

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Hi Docs! I have 5 yrs HBP & now my blood pressure fluctuates a lot. Is a Digital Wrist Blood Pressure Monitor & Heart Beat Meter ok to monitor my bp?

Hi Docs! I have 5 yrs HBP & now my blood pressure fluctuates a lot. Is a Digital Wrist Blood Pressure Monitor & Heart Beat Meter ok to monitor my bp?

Hypertension: The wrist monitors can sometimes fluctuate quite a bit. If possible, check it against your doctor's meter for accuracy and consistency. If you develop symptoms associated with blood pressure that is too high or too low see your doctor for medication adjustment. ...Read more

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Hi Docs! I have 5 yrs HBP & now my blood pressure fluctuates a lot. Is a Digital Wrist Blood Pressure Monitor & Heart Beat Meter ok to monitor my bp?

Hi Docs! I have 5 yrs HBP & now my blood pressure fluctuates a lot. Is a Digital Wrist Blood Pressure Monitor & Heart Beat Meter ok to monitor my bp?

BP monitoring: It is best to use an arm cuff blood pressure automated monitor for the best accuracy, but the wrist monitor may give an estimate. Compare its reading with an accurate pharmacy blood pressure machine or manual cuff pressure measured by a health care worker. Calibration for under or overestimation this way may help. ...Read more

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Which blood pressure meds cause e.D.?

Which blood pressure meds cause e.D.?

BP meds & ED: First of all, high bp, especially high systolic bp, is not good for your erectile function. If you are older, this is especially so. Diuretics such as hydrochlorothiazide and spironolatone as well as beta-blockers such as atenolol can cause erection problems. There are some BP meds that may help you with erectile function, including arbs such as losartan and Alpha blockers such as doxazosin. ...Read more