Posted by Sue
on October 06, 2000 at 03:54:24:
In Reply to: Re: HEELLPP! Wide variations between right and left posted by Jim on June 11, 2000 at 14:53:48:
: : Mine is the same way. I can take it on the left side and it is 130/80 and then I take it on the right and
: : and it is 154/90 or higher. I have no explanation as to why. But I have a Lumiscope self inflating machine and you should when
: : you take your BP put your arm on something to make it Heart Level. This has helped me. And make sure your arms are relaxed.
: : Also don't take your BP right after another cause it takes at least 15 min. for your vessels to get back to there natural state.
: : I hope I helped you a little. But know that I am the same way.
: : Take Care
: : Tammy
: You r blood pressure will always be higher when taken in you right arm. The blood has a longer way to travel to you heart then from you left arm, therefore left arm BP will be lower. Hope this helps. Correct me if I'wrong.
This was my question and reason for reading this message board. My BP is high in one arm and normal in the other. However, it is my left side which is higher. Today my reading was 138/96 on the left and 121/79 on the right. I beleive my BP is elevated because of my taking an antihistamine/decongestant medication but I have no explanation for the difference in the 2 arms.