Re: Unstable Blood Pressure
Originally Posted by seadrops
Hi, I'm a 48 yr old male with type 2 diabetes and Cirrhosis of the Liver (Alcohol related). I've been dry for 10+ years. I have been monitoring my bp for the last 2 yrs after a Dr's recommendation. During the last 6 months or so I've noticed the readings have become increasingly unstable. It can vary from 150/105 to 110/60 in the space of a few hours without doing anything to cause it(my average measurements over that period is 130/90). I do all my tests exactly the same way after sitting quietly for about 5 minutes (seated upright against a hard back chair). My lsft arm measurements always seem to be about 10 to 12 mmHg higher than the right arm (I'm right handed). I use a "AND ua-702" digital monitor with an arm cuff). I don't especially suffer any unusual stress and only get a bit light headed when I'm near the lower figures - otherwise no other signs. Can anyone possibly shed some light on what the cause of these swings may be? Many thanks, Dave
You might want your Dr to do some blood tests on your kidneys... creatinines to be specific. With your history of Diabetes and liver complications, a 24 hour urine test might not be a bad idea.
Blood pressure can vary between your arms, but a consistant difference of above 10 points should be looked into by a cardiologist as soon as possible.
Good luck and please let us know how it goes.
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Last edited by penybobeny; 08-01-2007 at 08:59 PM.
Reason: Missed the variance in BP between arms when I read the post the first time