Hi all, not sure if this is going to be something that people will be able to give a view on but will get it out of my head...
I have been recording my blood pressure readings leading up to having some more cardiology tests and appointments. My blood pressure readings have been really inconsistant. I have followed the guidelines of how i place my arm, what positions i have recorded them with, not consuming stimulants, exercising or eating prior to the readings and trying to be in a relaxed state + taking the readings roughly same time of day (in the morning) every day.
I have noticed that my readings are all over the place. My left arm and right arm can be significantly different. I can have low blood pressure, normal blood pressure or high blood pressure. The readings can be very different even on the same day. I am recording my blood pressure readings in the positions of laying down, sitting up and standing as per the Cardiologist's request. Also if the number between the systolic and diastolic is quite different is this something to be worried about. I am a 29 year old by the way.
I just wondered if anyone knows much about blood pressure readings and what could be a warning sign of something not quite right. Any replies will be appreciated. I have a look on the internet and try to read up on things but it's not always straightforward (as people will know).