Hypertension – how to get an accurate measurement?

Dear readers:┬áMany of your questions revolved around Hypertension – elevated blood pressure, which is the most common condition seen in primary care and leads to myocardial infarction, stroke, kidney (renal) failure, and death if not detected early and treated appropriately.

Measuring your own is the best way to track itWhether you are checking your blood pressure (BP) at home as advised by your physician or at your physician’s office, it is important to do it right and get an accurate measurement.

Check out this infographic with 7 simple tips to help you get the most precise BP measurement.

 

Do it right

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Please remember, elevated blood pressure left untreated remains one of the most important (preventable) contributors to disease and death. Getting the measurement right is an important step in determining the proper treatment strategy.

Yours in health,

Dr. Mo