Looks like a definite trend towards self-monitoring, because people are encouraged to participate actively in managing their health.
Measuring blood pressure Home is recommended by many experts. Offers the following advantages:
-Will vary actually Hypertension from “white coat Hypertension”. This is where the blood pressure is consistently above normal doctor or clinic but other times.
To assess your response to the drug Hypertension. It can help physicians assess drug effectiveness and to make any necessary adjustments.
Take and record blood pressure at home can motivate you to take care of properly and stick with lifestyle changes.
This could potentially reduce costs.
The blood pressure did not vary during the day and some people worry about it. Understanding Hypertension and talk to your caregiver can help. Home testing is difficult for people with visual disability hearing, including the very old.
Use the right tools
Done properly and consistently, the measurement itself can be a very useful guide for health professionals. However, it is important to use only validated measurement tools. Track fingers considered inaccurate. User-friendly and accurate high-quality electronic devices. Periodic any home device compared to the mercury sphygmomanometer reading to verify.
Before you take your blood pressure
Relax and sit for five minutes, do not take coffee or cola for 30 to 60 minutes before the test. Do not try this yourself if you only have a strenuous exercise. Smoker should not smoke for an hour before the exam. If you smoke, make every effort to quit, because smoking is a major risk factor for heart disease and stroke.
When your blood pressure
Reading is usually higher in the morning than in the afternoon or evening. Is ready to establish a routine. Periodic reading different times of the day is useful though, which may indicate the need for a drug to be administered more than once a day.
Recording your reading (date and time of measurement) and discuss them with your healthcare professional. It is also useful to include what time you take your medicine.
When a house is seen as a high reading?
Measuring the home is likely to give a lower reading. The data used by your health professional based on that taken in a clinical setting. Therefore Hg blood pressure 135/85 mm can be considered as high. Discuss this with your doctor.