The Right Way to Check Your Blood Pressure At Home

Checking your blood pressure at home can help your doctor more accurately monitor your health and adjust your medications.

Watch this video to learn the best way to check your blood pressure at home. This is the way to most accurately measure it and make sure your doctor has the right information.

Make sure you are doing it the right way.
-No alcohol or tobacco
-Empty your bladder
-Sit with your back supported and your feet on the floor
-Sit quietly for 5 minutes
-Keep stressors away from you
-Have your arm supported
-After the reading takes place, rest a minute and check it again.

Content Chapters:
00:00 – Introduction
00:24 – Keeping Your Blood Pressure Controlled
00:54 – Monitoring Blood Pressure at Doctor’s Office vs Home
01:38 – First Step: Go to the Bathroom
01:54 – How to Sit for a Blood Pressure Reading
02:18 – Choosing the Right Blood Pressure Cuff
02:48 – Preparing for the Test in a Calm Environment
03:33 – Taking the First Reading
04:10 – Take a Second Reading
04:41 – Record Your Blood Pressure Readings
05:29 – What to Avoid Before a Reading
05:49 – Seeing High Numbers? Don’t Panic
06:22 – Conclusion

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