This was told by a doctor, a cardiovascular surgeon Andrei Yarka in a comment on Channel 24.
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In particular, arterial hypertension can be detected by measuring pressure. To correctly measure the pressure, you must follow a few simple rules.
You can not measure the pressure in the morning immediately after waking up. It can be measured at least after 20-30 minutes. Also, do not do this after physical activity. For accurate measurements, a person should be in a comfortable chair. In addition, the pressure must be measured on both hands, since it can be different.
How to measure blood pressure: rules
You can measure your own pressure yourself, but this can be done after a certain practice under the supervision of a specialist. If you yourself measure the pressure, then you need to do this three times, taking into account the third result.
What is blood pressure – what is it? This is blood pressure, which is measured on the arteries and determines the force of blood pressure on the walls of the arteries during systole and diastole of the heart muscle.
Do not forget – the electronic tonometer can give results with an error.
According to the World Health Organization, blood pressure of more than 130/80 (upper pressure is the pressure of the ejection of the heart, lower pressure is the pressure of the resistance of the vessels into which the heart is trying to pour blood) is already hypertension.
5 rules for measuring pressure
measure the pressure on both hands; we measure pressure in the morning and in the evening; after sleep, wait 20-30 minutes; do not measure pressure after physical exertion; in the case when a person measures the pressure for himself, we take into account the third result.
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