Continuous and regular monitoring blood pressure can gather more information for antihypertensive medications, improving patient adherence with therapy, and in evaluating white-coat hypertension.
Home Measuring Blood Pressure Steps:
Step 1: Sit comfortably with your back supported and rest for 15 minutes before measurement.
Step 2: Make sure your arm is supported at an even level with heart.
Step 3: Roll up the sleeve and wrap the cuff on your arm 2 cm above the elbow (approximately two finger-breadths). Tubing is placed at the centre of your arm facing the front, and that the sensor is correctly placed.
Step 4: Adjust cuff Check that the tightness of the cuff is appropriate (able to just slip two fingertips beneath the cuff).
Step 5: After completing the first measurement, release cuff pressure completely and record the reading. After resting, obtain another reading. Allow an interval of at least 1 minute between the two measurements.
For recording, we suggest to use an electronic blood pressure monitor with automated memory and BHS/EHS certificate. Keep monitoring and recording blood pressure can assist you to control your hypertension.