Re: left arm-Right arm blood pressure more questions
I usually test my BP in a pharmacy and the way the machine is set up we have to put our left arm in. So I don't know about the left arm right arm difference, but I have noticed something I would like advice on.
When I check my pressure I hate when you can feel the pulse pulsating through the cuff, I don't like the sensation so it always stresses me a bit and my BP is always high like 140 and over. The lower number is usually 70-80. But when I take it again 1 minute later, the higher number has dropped about 5 numbers and the lower number has increased. Isn't that a bit odd?
The other thing I find weird is whenever my BP is checked by a Medical professional like a a doctor or nurse, they always tell me my BP is normal. They never tell me the number but they say its normal and sometimes they say it's very good. So why is there such a difference when I check it msyelf at those machines? WHy is it always high there?