I’ve always registered ‘higher’ blood pressure when I visited the (standard)doctors office but my naturalist doctor has assured me that after viewing my blood-panels etc. that my blood pressure isn’t an issue(he insists that the systolic number just be under 100)… I test at home, on my wrist, and I’m consistently 120/75(ish) but the rare occasion I test at doctors or use one of the ‘supermarket’ BP machines, I’ll read as high as 160/100…I’m 5’9" 195lbs and have big biceps… When standard ‘upper arm machines’ test me, it feels like my bicep is being strangled to death, super uncomfortable. I’m also generally nervous (White Coat Syndrome) in the doctors office.
Does anyone on here go thru this as well and what are your suggestions? I have to take a full physical for a life-insurance policy and not sure what I can do to prepare. I guess I’m just wondering also, how accurate are the wrist machines? I seem to get consistent readings vs. the Doctors offices that are all over the place.
Thanks in advance and hopefully this is enough info to get