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I am 45 yo female, 5 ft 2 135 lbs, my CHolestoral runs about

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I am 45 yo female, 5 ft 2 135 lbs, my CHolestoral runs about 190-200 and my TRI are in middle of normal. I see my primary care a few times a year for over 25 years, each time, always a different nurse, uses a manual BP cuff, and my BP is always normal. Yet, every time I see a specialist, and they use an electronic cuff/machine, my BP is thru the roof, and fluctuates dramatically. My family doctor says that some people just have issues with electronic cuffs. What are your thoughts.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. David replied 1 year ago.

This is Dr. David

yes, some people have issues with electronic cuffs and their BP are higher when taken by machine.

I would trust the manual cuff more

you could also be more relaxed when you are at your primary care doctor and more anxious at the specialist office which can cause your blood pressure to be higher as well.

worse anxiety can cause your blood pressure to be higher.

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