Thread: Blood Pressure
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Old 03-26-2015, 01:28 PM   #2
Tonto
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First...I am NOT a doctor or medical professional...just happen to interact with them too often.

Just my thoughts here.

Generally, the normal BP range is considered to be more than 120 over 80 and less than 140 over 90. Putting someone on meds for having a BP of 137 over 82 seems odd (unless there is some other medical condition)...this is just my personal opinion...again...I am NOT a medical professional.

Was you BP taken more than once? Did they use the correct size BP cuff? I know that when they use the regular size cuff on my larger arm, it gives a false high reading. I also have "white coat trauma"...I get nervous in the office & it makes my initial BP reading go higher. My Doc always takes a reading after I've been sitting there talking to her for some time.

If it were me, I'd get a 2nd opinion. Meds, while helpful, can cause some serious side effects.

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