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a dumb question

Postby sweetdreamz » Thu Dec 04, 2003 11:48 am

by sweetdreamz (10 Posts), Thu Dec 04, 2003 11:48 am

lol but how do you read your blood pressure with the manual cuffs. i went ahead and bought a pretty inexpensive one after yesterday but it doesnt tell you how to do it. thanks you all.

Diana
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Re : a dumb question

Postby buffy » Thu Dec 04, 2003 12:48 am

by buffy (29 Posts), Thu Dec 04, 2003 12:48 am

Check out page 7 of this ask the experienced forum and click the topic titled "Blood Pressure Calibration etc" there are a few good pointers in there about taking your BP with that type of cuff.
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Re : a dumb question

Postby sweetdreamz » Thu Dec 04, 2003 12:51 am

by sweetdreamz (10 Posts), Thu Dec 04, 2003 12:51 am

thanks! i figured it out. bp normal for now, lets hope it stays that way.

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Re : a dumb question

Postby buffy » Fri Dec 05, 2003 06:18 am

by buffy (29 Posts), Fri Dec 05, 2003 06:18 am

That's great, I think that alot of my high BP was due to stress and not knowing if something was wrong. After a few high BP scares I decided to get a cuff like you, and as long as I take my BP after limited activity and while resting(not on my side, sitting up) I have found that it is consistantly 135/80 or so, that is the average. And for me that is still good. Just remember that fluctuations of 15 higher on bottom and 30 higher on top than your regular prepregnancy BP is high whether or not it is above 140/90. I pray that you get the consistant results that I have and that you pre-e scares go away.
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