Blood pressure is measured at least 3 times a day, if it is necessary to obtain complete data on fluctuations in the blood pressure numbers of a given person.
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The first time blood pressure is measured in the morning, one hour after a night's sleep.
It is necessary to measure pressure in a calm environment. The person should sit in a free position. For sick people, blood pressure is measured while lying down.
The hand on which the pressure is measured should lie freely, relaxed, leaning on a solid base - a table, a chair. The hand should not fall or hang down. The arm should be straightened at the elbow.
Do not exercise or exercise directly before measuring blood pressure. You can not drink drinks containing caffeine, tea, coffee. Do not smoke or take hot showers. Do not take medicine.
Blood pressure is measured a second time in the middle of the day. The data will be objective after 8-10 minutes of rest. It is enough to take a sitting or recumbent relaxed position of the body. The pressure is measured 1-1, 5 hours after a meal, performing all the same measurement conditions described in the morning.
Measure your blood pressure a third time in the evening. Also, 1-1, 5 hours after eating and in a calm state.
People who have high blood pressure need to measure blood pressure readings at least twice a day.
It is enough for healthy people to control their blood pressure indicators once every six months. And also on the appearance of painful symptoms such as pain in the heart, dizziness.