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    I'll be off to the Dr in a couple of weeks to get mine checked.
    This current project has kept mine elevated, also I can't get it checked during the 6 Nations for similar reasons.

    On our home Omron meter, it's about 150/100
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    Quote Originally Posted by WTFH View Post
    I'll be off to the Dr in a couple of weeks to get mine checked.
    This current project has kept mine elevated, also I can't get it checked during the 6 Nations for similar reasons.

    On our home Omron meter, it's about 150/100
    the lower value is dangerous, go immediately to the doctor.

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    Just been diagnosed with stage 2 hypertension !
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    Quote Originally Posted by JohntheBike View Post
    the lower value is dangerous, go immediately to the doctor.

    Are you medically qualified?
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    Quote Originally Posted by WTFH View Post
    Are you medically qualified?
    You don't need to go "immediately" to the doctor but you do need to get it sorted in good order - the lower number is the one that will do you in and 100 is highish.

    I'm not medically qualified either but know a bit about blood pressure.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WTFH View Post
    Are you medically qualified?
    my opinion is based on what several doctors have told me in the past about the levels that are acceptable and dangerous. The top figure should be no more than 100 + your age, but ideally about 140 and the bottom figure should be about 80. Any lower figure over 90 is cause for concern and should initiate a visit to tour doctor. Anything 100 and over is likely to be dangerous and could result in a stroke. So, for once, take my advice in the manner in which it is given.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lockhouse View Post
    You don't need to go "immediately" to the doctor but you do need to get it sorted in good order - the lower number is the one that will do you in and 100 is highish.

    I'm not medically qualified either but know a bit about blood pressure.
    Agree with that. I think the “go immediately to your doctor” level for diastolic is 120 IIRC, but 100 is very high. That said, self-measurements can be significantly wrong. Also not medically qualified.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jamesbrown View Post
    Agree with that. I think the “go immediately to your doctor” level for diastolic is 120 IIRC, but 100 is very high. That said, self-measurements can be significantly wrong. Also not medically qualified.
    yes, some machines tend to read high. I calibrate mine based on my most recent medical values.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JohntheBike View Post
    yes, some machines tend to read high. I calibrate mine based on my most recent medical values.
    They do indeed. In my experience electronic BP machines always tend to read high on the first go, especially if they've not been used in a while. I generally ignore the first reading and only use the second and subsequent.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WTFH View Post
    I'll be off to the Dr in a couple of weeks to get mine checked.
    This current project has kept mine elevated, also I can't get it checked during the 6 Nations for similar reasons.

    On our home Omron meter, it's about 150/100
    Take a couple of readings if you get a high one like this, a quick walk, coffee or a stressful situation will cause the BP to spike, the measurement is your resting heart rate. As others have mentioned if you have taken the medication for a couple of weeks and your BP is still stage 2 then the medication are not getting the BP to a normal pressure. A quick chat with NHS direct or the doctors should give you a better opinion then some bloke off the internet as there may be other factors that the doctor knows about that we don't.

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