How to Self Monitor Blood Pressure at Home
Top 3 Reasons why you should monitor your Blood Pressure at Home
Help Keep Record of your Treatment
The only way to understand your health condition and other changes in your body is by checking your blood pressure at a regular interval.
So, checking your blood pressure at home might help you and your doctor keep a record of your health condition for better treatment. Also, you’ll be in a portion to make a decision and adjust your dosage and medication.
Help with Early Treatment
Give you a Solid Sense of Responsibility
Tips and Tactics How to Self Monitor Blood Pressure at Home
Examining the Accuracy of your device
As aforementioned above, there are different types of devices you can choose to self-monitor your blood. So, it is prudent to examine the accuracy of your device before using it.
To ensure the accuracy of your device, a doctor might check it, and also watch whether you’ll be using the device correctly or not.
Likewise, if you mistakenly drop the device, or damage it, ensure you check it before use. Having done all the checkups on your device, move to the next step.
Measure your Blood Pressure
When measuring your blood pressure, the following are the core points to note during this stage;
- Measurement should be done twice a day. That’s: in the morning before taking anything and in the evening.
- Every time you measure your blood, take 2-3 readings to ensure you get accurate readings.
Avoid taking Blood Measurements after eating Breakfast
To get accurate results of your blood measurements, you must avoid the following:
- Taking your measurement after excising
- Don’t take other medication before measuring your blood pressure
- Avoid alcohol, caffeine, tobacco, or food for about 30 minutes before taking your blood measurement.
Other tips include;
- Sit comfortably before and during monitoring
- Always use the same arm when taking blood pressure
- Insert the cuff on bare skin
- Wait for some minutes and take another measurement to check the accuracy of your blood measurement.