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how is monitoring my blood pressure at home useful?

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Dr. Michael Fisher
31 years experience Dermatology
Blood pressure: Checking your blood pressure at home is an important part of managing high blood pressure (hypertension). The american heart association and other organizations recommend anyone with high blood pressure monitor his or her blood pressure at home. Home monitoring can help you keep tabs on your blood pressure in a familiar setting, make certain your medication is working, and alert you and your docto.
Answered on Jun 12, 2012

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