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Old 03-15-2009, 09:29 PM   #1
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Undercuffing?

Is this really a problem? Reason i ask is i still get high reading every now and then(epsecially at the doctors) but i noticed that my cuff says "9 to 13" inches on it and the one at my docs office says 9 to 12. My arms are 17 inches. I'm way above the limit if undercuffing really raises your readings. I'm not obese either. My arms are muscular cuz i workout like a madman trying to keep myself healthy so i was wondering why i get high readings every now and then when im doing all the right things plus meds. I do tons of intense cardio so i think theres something to undercuffing reading me abit high at times. I see there are cuffs made for obese people. I'm not obese but the cuff would fit my arm. Should i invest in this? Could undercuffing be the issue? Anyone here experiance this issue?

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Old 03-15-2009, 09:32 PM   #2
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Re: Undercuffing?

A larger B/P cuff will give a lower reading. A smaller cuff will give a higher reading.
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Old 03-15-2009, 09:45 PM   #3
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Re: Undercuffing?

Seems simple enough. Thank you. i've noticed when i put the cuff by the elbow more where my arm is narrower my readings are actually low. I'm not overcuffing there cuz my arm is still big there just not as big. I'll just by a cuff made for my arm.

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