Our expert says:
I believe that one should not diagnose high blood pressure on one or two readings. Take your bp every day for a week at the same place and write it down. Then work out the average of the top readings and the average of the bottom readings. If the top is more than 140 and the bottom more than 90 you need to see a doctor for further tests and evaluation for possible treatment. Even people with normal blood pressures can have occasional high readings when stressed, anxious or in pain.
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