In our last segment of the Kidney Korner, we began the introduction to blood pressure. In this segment, we will be discussing how to take blood pressure readings.
Step-by-Step Instructions for Taking Your Blood Pressure:
For Upper Arm Blood Pressure Cuffs:
For Wrist Blood Pressure Cuffs:
My blood pressure is higher than normal for me. What should I do?
If you are experiencing an episode of high blood pressure, we advise that you take a second reading. The first may be an outlier due to acute stress or moving your body before taking the reading. Before taking a second reading, follow these suggestions:
Tips for Taking Accurate Readings
If you are unsure that you are taking your blood pressure properly, call our office for guidance from your care team.
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