Automatic Device For Checking Bp

It is necessary to check BP or blood pressure regularly. Due to our modern lifestyles, we are prone to develop hypertension at any time in our life. The blood pressure can be measured by a device called a sphygmomanometer. Nowadays, automatic digital monitors without calibration are available for monitoring blood pressure at home. They are fully automated, and it is best to use an upper arm type machine.

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Should I continue BP tablets if BP falls than normal sometimes?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 35 years old. I got mild hypertension during my pregnancy and it continues still. My usual blood pressure will be 140/90 mmHg. Both my parents are with high BP. I have taken my blood tests and urine analysis. Everything is fine, including my ECG. Last year due to improper posture,...  Read Full »

Dr. Naresh Kumar Monigari

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I had gone through all the data posted. If your high blood pressure has started during the time of pregnancy, then it may go down within six weeks after delivery. If it does not decrease with six weeks, then it is unlikely to go down. So, you need to continue tablet....  Read Full »

How to use an automatic blood pressure device?

Query: Hello doctor, I have an automatic device for checking blood pressure at home. There are 3 options of which first says "sys", the second one says "dia" and the third one "pulse'. Which option is for checking the blood pressure and how much should is normal?  Read Full »

Dr. Spiros Theocharous

Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Hi, Welcome to The automatic blood pressure machine is a good investment, and it is good to have one at home even if you are not struggling with your blood pressure. The ideal position to take your blood pressure is with the machine located at the level of the heart. The best way to do ...  Read Full »

How long will it take for high BP to become normal?

Query: Hi doctor, My mom has high blood pressure ranging from 170/90 mmHg to 180 /90 mmHg. The doctor has now prescribed tablets of 25 mg to take every morning to reduce the BP. Doctor told that there is nothing alarming after checking ECG results and a few laboratory checks that I have attached. He asked ...  Read Full »

Dr. Satwat Maitra

General Practitioner

Answer: Hi, Welcome to It would take anything between two to four weeks to get her blood pressure to a safer level (140/90 mmHg or less) if she takes her medicines regularly. Other activities you need are salt restricted diet (less than 2gm/day), daily walking normal and slightly brisk pace for...  Read Full »

Can loss of balance occur due to high blood pressure?

Query: Hi doctor,Since four years, I am having high BP. I am taking Met XL 50 now and my BP is around 112/82. Sometimes, I have episode of headache and sweating. I feel like I am going to fall. When I check BP during that time with digital machine it shows it around only 112. Does this happen because of B...  Read Full »

Dr. Margi Barot

General Practitioner

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I can understand your concern. Yes, there are some variations seen in BP (blood pressure) readings while using digital device. So, to eliminate your doubt do one thing. After checking BP at home from your digital device try to verify it with manual machine. If b...  Read Full »

My BP is normal at home, but high in the clinic. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, I have been regularly taking hypertension medicines Amlopin-M and Omnitan-H for a long time. My blood pressure was normal when measured at home with the help of an automatic BP monitor and a mercury sphygmomanometer by a doctor's assistant in my home. But, in the clinic, my doctor diagnos...  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Zohaib Siddiq

Cardiologist, General Practitioner

Answer: Hi, Welcome to You are taking antihypertensive medicines (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Blood pressure remains in control, but elevated in the doctor's clinic is called as white coat hypertension and it is due to the stress you may develop in clinic. You took LN-Bloc ...  Read Full »

What could be the reason for high BP in the evening?

Query: Hello doctor, My age is 43. My weight is 76 kg and height is 170 cm. I was an athlete and discontinued sports around 10 years back. I am an ecology and environment consultant by profession. I was diagnosed with hypertension six years back and was taking medicine last year. My BP reached a highest le...  Read Full »

Dr. Anoop Mathew


Answer: Hi, Welcome to The basic question is if you really have hypertension or all along was it just what we call white coat hypertension, which shows high blood pressure readings in the hospital alone. So, to answer this we have two options. First, you can do a home BP recording with a relia...  Read Full »

Should I take medicine for BP after a single high reading?

Query: Hi doctor,I have digital BP monitor, and it always shows my BP normal. When I visit two RMP doctors, they also said that my BP was fine. But, an MBBS doctor of 30 years experience says that my BP is 160/100 mmHg. I am very confused. Shall I take medicine to control BP?  Read Full »

Dr. Pooja Pardhi

General Medicine Physician, General Practitioner, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have gone through your query. You need to recheck your blood pressure before starting medicines. Before checking your BP, please relax for at least 15 minutes. It will be better to check with conventional mercury sphygmomanometer instead of a digital machine. Sometimes...  Read Full »

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