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    Blood pressure

    How accurate do you think the blood pressure check machines are at Walmart. I got a reading of 160/95 that I do not think is right.

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    they should be pretty accurate and if your on cycle then those readings are probably pretty close.. anything over 150 u should start to be carefull. maybe talk to a doc. but keep monitoring it..

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    at what point should i be like wow maybe i need to go to the hospital

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    what were your activites and food intake 2 hours leading up to you taking your bp?

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    i had just eaten a sandwich but not much physical activity besides walking through walmart

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    Walmart or any other pharmacy blood pressure machines are less than accurate. You might want to do it 3-5 time and take the average but check out the deviation each time. The repeatability is not good!

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    I dont know about walmart bp machines, but the ones I find @ Publix and Walgreens, unfortunately the cuff is only accurate up to a 15" arm. Unfortunately, for THAT purpose my arms are too big for the machine, so it won't measure it accurately. It should say up to the max. inches the cuff takes. I was getting high readings when I would measure my bp until I noticed why, my arms were too big for the cuff. So I bought a bp machine that had a bigger cuff, my reading came out a lot better.

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    yup and about goin to the ER - dont worry... bp like that is not dangerous in short term . only if u keep getting high numbers then u might have to think about goin to the doc.

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