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Wednesday, January 29, 2014


Every time I go to the doctor my blood pressure is high, around 138/83.  Yet when I take it at home it’s usually under 130/80.  Which one should I go with?

Blood Pressure can vary with time of day and stress and psychological state.  Some people claim their BP is always higher in the doctor’s office due to some degree of anxiety.  If you are sure you are doing it right then go by the one taken when you are relaxed.  Just be sure you are doing it right.

POSTED BY:  Steven Ajluni, MD

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