The Doctor is Wrong!! How to take your Blood Pressure.
Blood pressure measurement is not adequately performed at the doctors office. You are taken in by the nurse to a room. You are being asked questions and your blood pressure is being taken by the one size fits all BP cuff all at the same time. And that my friends is your blood pressure that the doctor would use to decide about your future health. But this is so far from ideal.
The proper standard method is that the patient is to be seated in chair for 5 min with legs supported and arms supported, with short sleeves which are lose and not tight. Not having smoked recently and no Talking! Then Have to ensure that the cuff fits correctly not too lose and not too tight; 2 readings are taken i2 min apart and then you take an average and that should be your blood pressure.
- What is High Blood Pressure or Hypertension? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=51_1VLhrUN4
- What causes High Blood Pressure? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=51_1VLhrUN4
- What are the Complications of High Blood Pressure / Hypertension