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why is my blood pressure reading different in each arm

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why is my blood pressure reading different in each arm?
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Robert Fernando replied 5 years ago.
Hello,
Welcome to justanswer and thank you for your question.

Well, usually a small difference in blood pressure readings between arms is not a health concern, but if someone has difference of more than 20 mm of Hg for systolic pressure or more than 10 mm Hg for diastolic pressure, then it is of concern.

Also when someone has large difference in blood pressure readings of 2 arms , then it is due to some underlying cause, and should be evaluated. Possible causes are-

-Blocked arteries in your arms
-Kidney disease
-Diabetes
-Heart defects.


Please make an appointment with doctor for management of this issue. Good luck and take care.

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Customer: replied 5 years ago.
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Expert:  Robert Fernando replied 5 years ago.
Well, a clinical evaluation should be done for diagnosis. Blood tests should be done for diagnosis.
Once tests are done, then cause will be evaluated.

I advise you to make an appointment with your Cardiologist for management of this issue. Good luck and take care.

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Customer: replied 5 years ago.
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Expert:  DrRussMD replied 5 years ago.
Hello
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What is the amount of difference in your arms?
Expert:  DrRussMD replied 5 years ago.
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