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Tips for Taking Accurate Blood Pressure Readings

Why should a blood pressure monitor be used?

Display: The numbers on the display should be visible and easy to read.

Size: Choosing the correct cuff size is crucial. The cuff size you need is determined by the length of your arm. You should seek assistance from a doctor, nurse, or pharmacist. If your cuff is the wrong size, your blood pressure levels can be inaccurate.

How can I get an accurate reading of my blood pressure?

  1. Wait 30 minutes after eating, drinking, smoking, or exercising after consuming caffeine, alcohol, or tobacco products.
  2. Before you start taking your blood pressure medication, keep an eye on your blood pressure.
  • Go to the bathroom and relieve yourself.

While monitoring your Blood Pressure Keep the following things in mind:

  1. Start the BP monitor according to the instructions on the machine.
  2. Make sure the band is properly wrapped around the forearm.
  3. Lift your arm to the level of your heart and rest it there. Place it on a table or the arm of a chair.
  4. Allow your palms to be loose.
  5. Sit up straight and take a deep breath.
  6. Do not place one leg on top of the other.
  7. Maintain a flat foot on the ground.

Monitoring Your BP:

  1. Do not talk while monitoring your blood pressure.
  2. Start the machine by pressing the Start button.
  3. The monitor will show your systolic and diastolic blood pressure readings.
  4. Make a note of your readings according to the date.
  5. After 1 minute, repeat the reading.
  6. Check your blood pressure twice before dinner.
  7. Before you go to the hospital, keep track of your blood pressure for a week.
  8. Show your doctor the results of your home test.

Dr. Rahul Patil – The best cardiologist in Pune, India is completely aware of the facts that high blood pressure has serious effects on the heart, so it is extremely important for a cardiac patient to maintain his blood pressure and monitor it on a regular basis. The above information will help the patient to check his blood pressure at the convenience of his home and that too accurately. .[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]

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