What are some tips for accurate blood pressure readings?

Before you take a blood pressure reading, follow the guidelines below to ensure that your reading is accurate and represents your true health status.

  • Avoid physical activity before taking a reading
  • Avoid smoking before taking a reading
  • Avoid extreme stress or excitement before taking a reading 
  • Avoid consuming alcohol before taking a reading 
  • Make sure to position the blood pressure cuff correctly on your arm. 

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