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When is the best time of day to check blood pressure?

When is the best time of day to check blood pressure?

Any time: When i ask a patient to check their blood pressure, i typically like to see what their readings are randomly throughout the day. So mornings, afternoons and evenings , randomly every day. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Gabor
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Blood Pressure (Definition)

Blood pressure is a measurement of the force placed on the blood vessels and is comprised of the "systolic" pressure (the top number on a blood pressure meter) which is the peak pressure when the heart is pumping, and the "diastolic" pressure (the bottom number on a blood pressure meter) which is the pressure during the resting phase ...Read more


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When is the best time out of the day to check blood pressure?

Blood pressure: Blood pressure varies throughout the day. In general it is higher in the am and when most active, it is generally lower in the pm when most inactive. One BP measurement tells you only the BP at that particular time on that particular day. ...Read more

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When is the best time of day to take blood pressure med. morning or at bed time?

When is the best time of day to take blood pressure med. morning or at bed time?

Varies: There isn't really an absolutely "best" time but you should probably take at a time when you most likely to remember. Make it part of your morning or evening routine. It's more important that you take it regularly. ...Read more

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Can blood pressure fluctuate during the day because a second ago it was 139/89 but st night it's 125/77 ? When is the best time to check to be sure ?

Can blood pressure fluctuate during the day because a second ago it was 139/89 but st night it's 125/77 ? When is the best time to check to be sure ?

Absolutely normal: blood pressures can fluctuate from second to second and this variation can be both normal and beneficial to your well being. If you truly need to monitor your blood pressure for whatever reason - should be done daily at the same - at rest, sitting down,- I usually recommend as soon as you wake up in AM. ...Read more

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What is the best way snd time to check your blood pressure laying down for ten minutes or what?

What is the best way snd time to check your blood pressure laying down for ten minutes or what?

Chill, but not much: I advise patients to check their bp first thing in the AM. Sitting down, arm relaxed. I like the Omron automatic cuff (around your upper arm; do not use a wrist device). Keep a diary of your bp and bring to your MD for review if the pressure averages are elevated (greater than 130-140/80-90). Remember, bp is dynamic and being too calm and relaxed is not your "normal" state. ...Read more

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When is the best time to measure blood pressure?

When is the best time to measure blood pressure?

When relaxed: There are certain factors that can cause blood pressure to temporarily rise: stress smoking cold temperatures exercise caffeine certain medicines try to avoid as many of these factors as you can when taking your blood pressure. Also, try to measure your blood pressure at about the same time each day but also check your blood pressure several times during the day to see if it fluctuates. ...Read more

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What is the best time to take blood pressure medicine?

What is the best time to take blood pressure medicine?

Depends of which: But in general, medications for hypertension that are taken once a day could be taken anytime but usually at the same time of every day. Do what is best to remind you to take the medicines (important). Associate the taking of meds with something you do at the same time(i.e.: brushing teeth, breakfast, dinner, etc) If meds are given twice a day try to take them 12 hrs appart ...Read more

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What is the best time to take blood pressure medication - lisinopril? Morning or evening?

What is the best time to take blood pressure medication - lisinopril? Morning or evening?

Time of lisinopril: More recently, physicians advocate taking daily bop meds, like Lisinopril (l) at night. As l is taken once a day, it does not matter, in terms of blood pressure control, when you take it. You can also ask your physician (p) for your p's advice. ...Read more

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When is the best time to take my high blood pressure pill 20mg olmetec morning or at night?

When is the best time to take my high blood pressure pill 20mg olmetec morning or at night?

Best time for BP med: Olmetec is a BP medication with a dosing schedule of one a day. There are reports in the medical literature that is probably better to take BP meds at night, so i would say it would be better to take your o once a day before you go to sleep. ...Read more