Blood Pressure Facts
- What is blood pressure?
- The force exerted by blood against the arterial walls. It is measured in millimeters of Mercury (mmHg). For example: 127/65 mmHg
- Why measure blood pressure?
- Blood pressure may be excessively: High = Hypertension or Low = Hypotension.
- Either condition may lead to heart disease, organ damage, stroke, or early mortality
- What are the guidelines for blood pressure measurements?
- The following guidelines may be used for the assessment of blood pressure.
Normal Prehypertension Stage 1
< 120 and < 80 120-139 or 80-89 140-159 or 90-99 >160 or >100
Please consult with your physician when interpreting blood pressure measurements.
Factors affecting blood pressure:
Tips for Successful Monitoring
Step 1) Select Correct Cuff Size. Measure upper arm circumference to determine your correct size
Step 2) Select the right monitor for you. Auto-inflation models are recommended for those who experience difficulty when squeezing inflation bulb.
Step 3) Read the instruction guide carefully. or speak with your physician.
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Translating Blood Pressure Numbers
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