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Is it true that you don't have high blood presure if it shows normal even once?

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  • Posted By: Mike Shapiro
  • March 2, 2011
  • 00:49 PM

We all know that just walking into the doctor's office can cause a person with normal blood pressure to temporarily show a high reading.
However, I once heard a doctor say on TV that those who do have high blood pressure will never show a normal reading no matter how many times it's measured. This, of course, does not include those on medication.
So, if I take my blood pressure at home, or in a doctor's office, and it's high 9 times but normal just once, is it true that I don't have high blood pressure?

Thanking you in advance,
Mike

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  • We all know that just walking into the doctor's office can cause a person with normal blood pressure to temporarily show a high reading.However, I once heard a doctor say on TV that those who do have high blood pressure will never show a normal reading no matter how many times it's measured. This, of course, does not include those on medication.So, if I take my blood pressure at home, or in a doctor's office, and it's high 9 times but normal just once, is it true that I don't have high blood pressure? Thanking you in advance,MikeI'm not sure what a doctor would say, but it seems to me that if your blood pressure is high 90% of the time, then the type of damaged caused by high BP is happening 90% of the time. I'd call that high blood pressure.
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