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Old 09-12-2010, 03:34 PM
 
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Wow! My brother the nurse just checked Dad's blood pressure with a cuff and it was only 130/80 so not bad at all. We went back to another walmart 2 days ago and it read 195/120 which was much higher than the 1st walmart. Well maybe walmart brings up his BP for some reason idk
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Old 09-12-2010, 04:23 PM
 
Location: Ohio
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Wow! My brother the nurse just checked Dad's blood pressure with a cuff and it was only 130/80 so not bad at all. We went back to another walmart 2 days ago and it read 195/120 which was much higher than the 1st walmart. Well maybe walmart brings up his BP for some reason idk
I am inclined to think the BP machines in WalMart aren't maintained and calibrated as they should be.
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Old 09-12-2010, 05:25 PM
 
Location: So. of Rosarito, Baja, Mexico
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It would be a good idea to google "High Blood Pressure" and read the info shown.

Few yrs back I had a 215/125 reading and swollen legs at the time.

I had a check up and started to take BP pills to this day.

120/80 is the norm, 140/80-90 is low hypertension, while 160/etc is considerd high.

Hypertension is High BP while Hypotension is LOW BP.

Depending on a persons physical frame the high or low numbers are not always a major problem.

One persons reading being under the 120 mark could be normal while for another person the same reading would be Hypotension...that is in my case where I'm down to the 100 and lower point...extremely tired and weak all the time. I stopped taking the BP pills for a few days and my BP went up to the 120/130 level. So...you see they work differently.

I consider the 130-140 reading as being normal/avg for my body weight/condition/frame.

On the Dr's suggestion I bought a digital BP reader for $69.95 that works off AA batteries and does give an accurate reading (compared to Dr's same day).

As for the 75 yr old man he should rethink his priorities...I'm 79 and I did yrs back.
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Old 09-13-2010, 02:46 AM
 
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I'm the OP and like I said at my brothers house my 75 yr old father's BP was good at 130/80 with a normal pulse rate so maybe just the fact of being at walmart stresses him out because I think being around crowds of people tends to do that to him. I'll going to make sure my brother checks him every so often for awhile just to make sure tho..
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Old 09-13-2010, 03:08 AM
 
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I don't think they even treat HBP unless it is over 140/90.
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