High blood pressure

My BP comes out around 150/90..when I get it checked by doctor(Manual reading) . However when I check it at home with digital monitor the value is always around 130 by 78. Can you please help me out, do I need to start bp medication. I don't have any other medical issue. Are the readings given by digital monitor false?
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Dr. Hithysh BM
2 yrs. of exp | Bangalore | General Physician
Hello mercury manometer is always more accurate than the digital one....BP readings may vary with postures...anxiety...stress...physical activity let her check her BP continuously in morning and evening for 3 to 4 days even after this if the BP readings are more she has to be started with antihypertensive consult physician for further evaluation and treatment I hope this helps to solve your problem.
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