Reasons you should monitor your blood pressure

  • Find a quiet place to check your blood pressure.
  • Make sure that you are comfortable and relaxed with a recently emptied bladder.
  • Roll up the sleeve on your arm or remove any tight-sleeved clothing.
  • Rest your forearm on the table with the palm of your hand facing up.
Monitoring blood pressure at home

Taking your blood pressure at home is important to know if;

  • your treatment is working,
  • your high blood pressure is worsening,
  • it is a good way to take part in management of your health

Instrument to measure blood pressure at home are widely available. You may take an aneroid monitor or a digital monitor. Consult your doctor for the instrument and learn how to use it.

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