High blood pressure-patients should measure their blood pressure regularly and explicitly to home.
Because the values obtained are often more accurate, and thus better than the measurement results from the doctor’s office, explained the German heart Foundation.
To the doctor the values fall out of the information can often be a little too high. The various reasons for this.
Dangerous Coat Effect White
One of the so-called white coat effect: Some patients are alone strained by the presence of a doctor or Physician so that your blood pressure rises.
As a result of the high values are then often prescribed to strong blood pressure lowering drugs, which in turn can have dangerous side effects such as dizziness and fainting attacks.
Thus, the values of the blood pressure measurement at home will not fail also highly, patients should note a few things.
It is important to start, for example, with the measure only after you’ve relaxed for five minutes sat.
The legs should not be beaten on top of each other. A morning blood pressure measurement should happen also before Breakfast, before the first Cup of coffee or tea.
The heart Foundation also recommends to measure the blood pressure twice, 30 to 60 seconds of rest between the two measurements.
The decisive factor, the lower value is then. In General, that is, the slackening of tension due to the second.
Deutsche Presse-Agentur (dpa)
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