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Is the average in blood pressure readings more important than occasional highs in bp?

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Dr. Brian Lynch
Family Medicine
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In brief: Blood pressure

Yes you want to know your average blood pressure .
Our blood pressure is made to go very high under certain circumstances of distress, fear , anger . If your monitoring your blood pressure keep a journal of what you think caused it to go high. Some people are very sensitive to coffee and other foods. Being sensitive to the cold can send your blood pressure very high.

In brief: Blood pressure

Yes you want to know your average blood pressure .
Our blood pressure is made to go very high under certain circumstances of distress, fear , anger . If your monitoring your blood pressure keep a journal of what you think caused it to go high. Some people are very sensitive to coffee and other foods. Being sensitive to the cold can send your blood pressure very high.
Dr. Brian Lynch
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Dr. Victor Bonuel
Internal Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Average BP readings

Is more important than occasional high readings but then this is relative.
Talk to your dr about getting an annual eye check, blood work, urine test and ekg which would show any BP related effects in your vital organs.God bless u! http://www.M.Webmd.Com/a-to-z-guides/high-blood-pressure-treatment-directory?Names-dropdown=la.

In brief: Average BP readings

Is more important than occasional high readings but then this is relative.
Talk to your dr about getting an annual eye check, blood work, urine test and ekg which would show any BP related effects in your vital organs.God bless u! http://www.M.Webmd.Com/a-to-z-guides/high-blood-pressure-treatment-directory?Names-dropdown=la.
Dr. Victor Bonuel
Dr. Victor Bonuel
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