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When my husband needed to track his BP and keep a log I got one on Amazon. Had no idea which would be a good one and looked at a ton of reviews. Ended up with one that has been really great and still working great after a year   ( yes once a year need to be sure they are still accurate at the Dr office)

 

Blood Pressure Monitor Upper Arm, Mebak Automatic Digital BP Machine Cuffs for Home Use, Pulse Rate Monitoring 

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I've had high blood pressure since I was 19 and have always used what my doctors' recommended:  an Omron upper arm unit.

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I've tried several and find them to be very inaccurate.  Even the one at the dentist's office is poor.  The arm kind are only slightly better than the wrist, but you have to have the right size cuff.  If your husband is a big guy you'll need the extra long cuff. You take it three times and see what the average is, and make sure both feet are on the floor - no crossed arms or legs.  I really only believe the results from the doctors office technician.

 

@Mom2Dogs  it's possble that your husband's doctor isn't as concerned about the actual numbers as he is about watching a trend.  That's speculation on my part. 🤷‍♀️

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@JeanLouiseFinch @Mom2Dogs The thought that the doctor is monitoring blood pressure as a trend occurred to me, too. If the pressure level varies considerably either high or low, it could indicate a change in condition stability.

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@JeanLouiseFinch wrote:

I've tried several and find them to be very inaccurate.  Even the one at the dentist's office is poor.  The arm kind are only slightly better than the wrist, but you have to have the right size cuff.  If your husband is a big guy you'll need the extra long cuff. You take it three times and see what the average is, and make sure both feet are on the floor - no crossed arms or legs.  I really only believe the results from the doctors office technician.

 

@Mom2Dogs  it's possble that your husband's doctor isn't as concerned about the actual numbers as he is about watching a trend.  That's speculation on my part. 🤷‍♀️


Never heard of a dentist taking blolod pressure!!! so very glad mine does not , neither did my perio doc for my implant. I would refuse it, just would make me nervous. 

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@Shelbelle My dentist takes my blood pressure every visit. It is before any treatment even a cleaning. The root canal specialist and the oral surgeon took my pressure at my evaluation visits. It is a routine practice in my area.

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My dentist takes blood pressure readings also.
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Must not be a practice herei n MD, I have been to regular denstists, perios, endodentists and my DH to a different gum specialist, never been done even before my 2 hour implant surgery. I would refuse it anyway, I only take mine at home or by my PCP. 

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@Shelbelle wrote:

@JeanLouiseFinch wrote:

I've tried several and find them to be very inaccurate.  Even the one at the dentist's office is poor.  The arm kind are only slightly better than the wrist, but you have to have the right size cuff.  If your husband is a big guy you'll need the extra long cuff. You take it three times and see what the average is, and make sure both feet are on the floor - no crossed arms or legs.  I really only believe the results from the doctors office technician.

 

@Mom2Dogs  it's possble that your husband's doctor isn't as concerned about the actual numbers as he is about watching a trend.  That's speculation on my part. 🤷‍♀️


Never heard of a dentist taking blolod pressure!!! so very glad mine does not , neither did my perio doc for my implant. I would refuse it, just would make me nervous. 


@Shelbelle  they don't do it every single time, but will for bigger stuff, never for cleanings. A few years ago, I was going to have some work done and they took it. Their wrist monitor was wacky and since the reading was bad the dentist refused to work on me that day.  I had just seen my NP the day prior and my reading in her office was perfect. 

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@Shelbelle wrote:

@JeanLouiseFinch wrote:

I've tried several and find them to be very inaccurate.  Even the one at the dentist's office is poor.  The arm kind are only slightly better than the wrist, but you have to have the right size cuff.  If your husband is a big guy you'll need the extra long cuff. You take it three times and see what the average is, and make sure both feet are on the floor - no crossed arms or legs.  I really only believe the results from the doctors office technician.

 

@Mom2Dogs  it's possble that your husband's doctor isn't as concerned about the actual numbers as he is about watching a trend.  That's speculation on my part. 🤷‍♀️


Never heard of a dentist taking blolod pressure!!! so very glad mine does not , neither did my perio doc for my implant. I would refuse it, just would make me nervous. 


My friend sees a peridontist, they always take her blood pressure.  My dentist has never taken my blood pressure.