Re: BP taken over clothing
In order to get a good picture of your blood pressure take it the same time , same arm, and then look at the over all picture/graph over a period of a few weeks. A one time reading means nothing. Also note when you take your blood pressure what you have been doing at the time...did you just get out of bed, did you just walk up a flight of stairs, did you just have an argument, are your medications doing the right thing. There is nothing absolute about a blood pressure and wearing a thin fabric over your arm isn't going to make a difference and to tell you the truth I always keep my arm covered because you have no idea who has used that blood pressure cuff before you ...they don't cover them nor do they clean them so for me I keep my arm covered. If my blood pressure is so out of control then it will show up no matter what is covering my arm. Nothing about the blood pressure can be absolute...it is the best rough measurement of what is happening at the time.