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When Is The Best Time Of Day To Check Blood Pressure
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My resting blood pressure is 109/74 is that good? What's the best way to get an average of my blood pressure? How many times/day to take it?
Great BP: Best way to average & trend is to take BP 3x/day (am, afternoon & evening) 2 days/week. ...Read more
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
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
What is the best time to take the medication for high blood pressure ? Morning or evening? After food or before food?
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