I feel that the wrist mointors are accurate we use them at work on the patients. but also you will never get the exact same reading, as long as you are in the same ballpark you are good. and also when u take it make sure that your feet are flat on the floor.
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Fitness Minutes: (115) Posts: 86 5/24/12 10:46 A
You can take your blood pressure 3 times in 3 minutes and the numbers will be different each time, but should be close. 140/100 and 138/whatever is essentially the same.
My pressure was 150/102, so I had to start bringing it down. I've lost 16 lbs of the 40 I NEED to lose and have been extremely mindful of my sodium intake. My mother had hypertension, diabetes, etc and had a stroke in her early 70s, so when I found out my BP was so high I got scared. If I can get it in the normal range without meds, I'm going to try. It was 139/92 last week and my pulse has come down from 91 to 83. The doctor told me I'm not fat enough (his words), for my numbers to be as high as they've been, so I'm going to have to watch it for the rest of my life. I'm 51 and its only the last 2 years that it has jumped- however I have gained 40 lbs over the past 3 years.
I think I'll get a monitor. The doctor says a true BP should be taken when a person is at rest, so taking it in the morning is most accurate. I think you should listen to your doctor. I don't know if you need to lose weight or modify your diet for sodium, but some people's pressure is genetic.
I don't know. I think it is. I got 140 over 100 at the dr today then with the home tester got 140 over 90 and 138 over something or other later today. I think I've tested my bp 10 times today now and I get a different number each time. But maybe if I use it at the same time each day I'll be able to see how I'm doing....
But then I am wondering whether I'm over reacting to this. My dr seemed to be not at all concerned. She said to go ahead and try to get preggers and that if needed I could take some meds that would be safe.
I do like the idea of being able to identify what's going on with my body though. I want to know whether losing weight is actually helping etc.
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Fitness Minutes: (115) Posts: 86 5/23/12 7:29 P
I have actually been considering getting one. Do you find it is accurate? My biggest worry is that I will get one and it won't be accurate. I have been checking mine every week or so at the local Walmart pharmacy, but there is no way to get a resting reading when you have to schlep tp Walmart.
Do you test your own BP? I'm going to be TTC soon and have been worried about my stage 1 hypertension so impulse bought a monitor. Now I'm wondering whether I did something completely silly. Does anyone have a wrist monitor? Do you find it helpful? Did I just waste 60 bucks?
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