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What are the pros and cons of the digital monitor?A disadvantage of the digital monitor is that the accuracy is changed by body movements or an irregular heart rate. In addition, the monitor requires batteries. Some models are designed for use with the left arm only. This may make them hard for some patients to use.
When I lie on my right hand side, my systolic blood pressure reading is considerably lower (to the tune of 20 points) than if I lie on my left hand side. Is this normal? My doctor is unable to come up with a reason.[PLEASE ENSURE THAT YOUR THREAD TITLES ARE PHRASED AS QUESTIONS, IN LINE WITH OUR FORUM POLICY. THANKS. CHRIS]
How are you measuring the blood pressure, and are you lying on the arm in question when you make the measurement?