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High blood pressure just found on the drugstore machine - what to do next?

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Dr. Shabbir Hossain
Internal Medicine

In brief: See your doctor

See your doctor and have it rechecked.
Store machines may not be as reliable. I'm sure a comprehensive monitoring and treatment plan will be set up for you by your doctor.

In brief: See your doctor

See your doctor and have it rechecked.
Store machines may not be as reliable. I'm sure a comprehensive monitoring and treatment plan will be set up for you by your doctor.
Dr. Shabbir Hossain
Dr. Shabbir Hossain
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Dr. Irv Loh
Internal Medicine - Cardiology

In brief: Confirm with doctor

Drugstore blood pressure machines tend to run low, so reproducible high blood pressure readings warrant follow up with your healthcare provider to confirm or deny hypertension that may warrant intervention.
Note that drugstore machines can suggest normal bps when really elevated, so high blood pressures measured there may really be high. Talk to your physician.

In brief: Confirm with doctor

Drugstore blood pressure machines tend to run low, so reproducible high blood pressure readings warrant follow up with your healthcare provider to confirm or deny hypertension that may warrant intervention.
Note that drugstore machines can suggest normal bps when really elevated, so high blood pressures measured there may really be high. Talk to your physician.
Dr. Irv Loh
Dr. Irv Loh
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