Twice now I have had my blood pressure taken by those fancy-schmancy wrist cuffs instead of the traditional arm cuff thing. Last fall at the obgyn and today at gp’s office.

My blood pressure with the arm cuff is around 118/72. My blood pressure with the wrist cuffs is over 140/80. Both times I asked them to redo the measurement with the arm cuff, and both times they were surprised that my fat self had non-elevated blood pressure.

Anyhoo, if you go to the doctor, get your blood pressure measured with a wrist cuff, and it seems high, it might not be from the stress of being at the doctor.