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How do you check your blood pressure?
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David Miller
Family Medicine
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In brief: Keep a log
Whether you use a blood pressure cuff at home (you can buy one over the counter) or the one at wal mart or supermarkets, do it the same way each time and record your readings.
This record will be extremely valuable to the doctor that is following and treating your blood pressure. Do it at different times of the day so he/she can see a trend of your blood pressure.

In brief: Keep a log
Whether you use a blood pressure cuff at home (you can buy one over the counter) or the one at wal mart or supermarkets, do it the same way each time and record your readings.
This record will be extremely valuable to the doctor that is following and treating your blood pressure. Do it at different times of the day so he/she can see a trend of your blood pressure.
David Miller
David Miller
Answer assisted by David Miller, Medical Student
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Dr. Kenneth Cheng
Family Medicine
In brief: Sphygmomanometer
Blood pressure is measured with a sphygmomanometer. The pressure is measured in millimeters of mercury.

In brief: Sphygmomanometer
Blood pressure is measured with a sphygmomanometer. The pressure is measured in millimeters of mercury.
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
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