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1 20th September 04:45
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how long should I wait before taking subsequent BP readings? I find that my
first reading is usually the highest. If I wait minute or two and take 2
more readings, it generally goes down with the second two being pretty
similar. how does taking close readings affect subsequent readings after
the first? thanks.
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2 20th September 04:46
dr. andrew b. chung, md/phd
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You should wait about 5 minutes before taking the first blood pressure reading.
It usually takes that long for folks to "settle" down.


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Andrew

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3 20th September 04:46
herb
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I have read that the 3rd reading is the most accurate. I do not think
you have to wait between the first and second and third readings,
assuming that you have not walked much before the first reading.

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