Pressure is a value that must be constantly monitored. Excessive and frequent jolts can cause many problems to those affected. We know how important it is to have at least one blood pressure monitor at home to monitor your values. But we also know that the values can be different throughout the day and influenced by various factors.
This is why there are moments that are more suitable for measurement, which offer more reliable values. Specifically, there is a short period of time in which we should take the sphygmomanometer in hand and measure the pressure.
The small but fundamental actions to correctly measure the pressure
Blood pressure measurement is an action that should not be taken lightly. There are some small precautions to be respected to detect the most precise values possible. First you need to relax and be in absolute tranquility. Let’s isolate ourselves from everything and everyone. Better then to avoid measuring it in feet. Let’s sit down or, better yet, lie down on the bed or sofa. The supine position is the most suitable for proceeding.
Also watch out for the arm to which we tie the device. Most of those on the market are made to be applied to the left one. We then repeat the operation about 2-3 times over a few minutes. This is because initially the values may be a little higher than the norm because we are agitated.
This is the perfect time to take blood pressure readings, doctors and experts say
Without knowing when the ideal time to measure blood pressure is, these measures are of little use. Well, according to the doctor in charge of the Day Service of arterial hypertension at the Policlinico di Milano, there is a specific time frame. And it goes from 6pm to 8pm, before dinner, of course. This is the perfect time to take blood pressure readings, doctors and experts say. This is because in this short time phase we should be able to know the average values of the whole day.
In addition, the European Society of Hypertension (ESH) reminds us, normal values should be between 85 and 135. However, it is always advisable to have your blood pressure measured first by an expert, such as a general practitioner, to have a reference value. from which to start.
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