i am 25 years old male patient diagnosed with hypertension. all secondary causes have been rule out. white coat effect is significant with taachy cardia, palpitation and anxiety.here i would like to share that i have all lab values normal. my question is related with b.p readings.
when i take my reading at home using omron cuff digital b.p monitor or any monitor of such digital type it gives reading of 155/75 mmHg but if i take reading using an aneroid manual bp set it gives reading 130/80 to 135/85 mmHg.
i have noted that small fluctuation and pulse i feel above the reading which b.p set shows for example i feel in my arm the pulsating artery at 160 but this in digital monitor will be counted as 150 and same when taken with aneroid with a stethoscope sound appears at 130. i assume that this pulsating response is counted in digital but in aneroid sound is counted and sound appear at 130 then which should i consider?
I'm not sure I've had the same question myself, would love to know the answer. My nurse told me the digital ones can hear with better accuracy than the doctor can. I have also heard the manual ones are more accurate so idk. I have hypertension as well I'm 22 and pretty active and normal weight mine runs about 150/80 but manuals sometimes give me in the 130's/80 I'm currently takin Bp meds (losartan 50mg/Hctz 12.5mg) worked for a month now it's spiraling in the 150's consistanly. I also have low pulse 40's while resting so I gotta take certain Bp meds that don't lower it more. It's ***** but hopefully we get rid of this hypertension !
If your heart rate is 150-160 during measuring, it's obvious that your slightly elevated blood pressure may be caused by anxiety during measuring.
Please ask your doctor for a 24 hour monitoring to find your "true" blood pressure. Everyone will have an elevated blood pressure with a heart rate of 160, and maybe you should treat the root (anxiety) rather than your symptoms (elevated blood pressure)?
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