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Gamer91
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   Posted 9/18/2016 9:42 AM (GMT -7)   
All,

Hello all my name is William and I'm 25 years old @ 180lbs.

Recently went in for physical and they said that my blood pressure was okay but above normal
and if it stayed like that over a week I should get checked out.

It stayed like that, so I went to a cardiologist to get it further investigated.

They did EKG, XRAY, MRI, the whole nine yards over a month's period. They said that my hearts
fine and that I just need to do a lifestyle change, change my diet and exercise more.

I've gotten my own at home monitor to check it daily.

I bought a home blood pressure test machine and I'm starting to doubt it's accuracy.

This is what I bought:
CVSHealth monitor model BM 35/1U

Here are the following readings from the last three days.

- Friday
Morning
10:46am 122/81 Pulse 72
10:48am 131/79 Pulse 76
10:50am 117/85 Pulse 72

Evening
4:15pm 129/83 Pulse 67
4:16pm 115/83 Pulse 73
4:17pm 118/79 Pulse 67

- Saturday
Morning
11:16am 146/86 Pulse 67
11:24am 129/81 Pulse 76
11:27am 129/73 Pulse 77

Evening
7:50pm 129/77 Pulse 65
7:51pm 121/84 Pulse 70

- Today
Morning
11:07am 145/81 Pulse 89
11:10am 122/86 Pulse 83
11:12am 125/79 Pulse 85

Is it normal for back to back readings to be so far off? And should I worry about those readings?

Thank you guys.

Pratoman
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   Posted 9/18/2016 12:34 PM (GMT -7)   
Its totally normal for BP to fluctuate. And it makes sense that the first reading always seemd to have a high Systolic (top) number than the second and third, because presumably, you just sat down on the first reading. I always take 3 readings and aerage them out.

Yours is a bit high, ideally you want it to be 110/70. Generally if you are consistently 140/90 it would call for meds. But you are way too young. Just do what the Dr said, lose some weight (dont know how tall you are) and exercise every day, make sure you do cardio, even if its justa briks 45 minute walk.
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   Posted 9/25/2016 8:53 AM (GMT -7)   
hi, anxiety can fluctuate the levels. as postural drop- sit and stand. listen to the doc, and plenty of water for those kidneys, as the regulate blood pressure. keep strong.
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   Posted 10/6/2016 9:11 AM (GMT -7)   
My experience says blood pressure can fluctuate a lot. My husband has had a blood pressure problem most of his life. He has white coat syndrome, so we can't rely on what it is at the doctor's office. He was on meds for years, but was able to get off of them by eating right, losing weight, and walking. We noticed that his blood pressure had a pretty direct correlation to his walking. Walking regularly, good blood pressure. Quit walking, high blood pressure. It also helped to take a couple of walks a day rather than one super long one. You're in this for the long term, so focus on the overall numbers, not random outliers. The trend should be going down, with ups and downs along the way.
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