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Two drastically different BP readings, very confused.
« on: March 31, 2014, 08:10:45 PM »
Today I decided when I went to Walmart to check my BP because they have a machine there that checks for you. It read 111/81 with a HR of 112. So I checked it again (it might be worth mentioning that my arm got all tingly at this point) and it now read 86/70 with a HR of 114. So I'm really confused. Should I be concerned with either of these numbers?
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Re: Two drastically different BP readings, very confused.
« Reply #1 on: March 31, 2014, 08:19:45 PM »
I always hear that those blood pressure machines in stores are never accurate.  And Walmart yet?   Forget it  :winking0008:
They probably have never serviced those machines since 1990!  LOL!
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Re: Two drastically different BP readings, very confused.
« Reply #2 on: March 31, 2014, 08:37:24 PM »
Agreed on the inaccuracy of the store machines.  They are likely never maintained.  They are an HA waiting for prone individuals.

Also taking your bp back to back can give off readings, so I have heard.
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Re: Two drastically different BP readings, very confused.
« Reply #3 on: March 31, 2014, 08:48:22 PM »
I did mine in a shoppers drug matt and it said I have high blood pressure and I'm 19 and I've always had low blood pressure and it sent me on a HA frenzy it was awful
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Re: Two drastically different BP readings, very confused.
« Reply #4 on: March 31, 2014, 09:19:06 PM »
Really? That's quiet disheartening  :( I don't go to the doctors very often, but every time I do they never make a mention of my BP so I'm always wondering what it is at.
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Re: Two drastically different BP readings, very confused.
« Reply #5 on: March 31, 2014, 09:44:42 PM »
You can ask them and they'd likely have no problem sharing that information with you next time :)
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Re: Two drastically different BP readings, very confused.
« Reply #6 on: April 01, 2014, 05:53:23 AM »
Really? That's quiet disheartening  :( I don't go to the doctors very often, but every time I do they never make a mention of my BP so I'm always wondering what it is at.

If they don't say anything it's good.   Just ask.
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