How is monitoring my blood pressure at home useful?

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.

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Are the blood pressure monitors at grocery/pharmacy stores accurate?

BP at the Grocery. Blood pressure monitors need to be calibrated periodically, especially if they get a lot of use. They should be accurate. If you have a concern that it might not be, ask when it was last calibrated or have it checked manually. You could try checking it at more than one store and see if the readings are similar, too. If not, one of the machines is likely wrong. Read more...

Regular sized cuffs for blood pressure monitors are not big enough for me. Can you recomend another size please?

Many cuffs out there. Blood pressure cuffs come in a variety of sizes. It should say on the box what size adult can use it. you can contact their 1-800 # and ask them about different cuff sizes. They should be able to help you. Read more...

Have 2 blood pressure monitors. Been taking BP regularly for months. Both register pretty much same. When doc takes it it's always WAY higher. Confused!

White coat htn. Is common and is NOT benign. Long term out comes of pts with whitecoat htn are not as good as pts with normal bp justifying the basis for medical treatment. Having said that. Its important to check your machine against docs machine and keep a home journal. Daily morning readings to use as basis for medical therapy if needed. Ambulatory home bp readings are standard of care nowadays. . Read more...