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check (one's) blood pressure

To measure one's blood pressure. I'll need to check your blood pressure before we begin. The doctor told me to check my blood pressure twice a day to see if there was any adverse reaction to the medication.
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"By checking your blood pressure, lifestyle, family history, height and weight, we can get an idea of your risk of getting certain illnesses including heart disease, stroke and diabetes."
Therefore, with early intervention, more serious complications can often be avoided, so checking your blood pressure is key and many places are offering free blood pressure checks such as local pharmacies, leisure centres and GP surgeries.
No optimal blood-pressure-monitoring schedule has been uniformly endorsed, but he suggests checking your blood pressure two to three times a week when you wake up and before going to bed.
If you've been diagnosed with high blood pressure (also called hypertension), checking your blood pressure regularly can help you keep levels under control.
Relax quietly for five minutes before checking your blood pressure. Your arm should be resting on a support at the level of your heart.
If all this activity begins to wear you out, there will be a chance to get nutritional advice and try out some complementary techniques such as stress-busting aromatherapy and massage, while a Lanarkshire Health Board team will have a range of free tests available, from assessing your cholesterol levels to checking your blood pressure.
However, although checking your blood pressure while shopping may seem like a good idea, a recent statement by the U.S.
To obtain more guidance regarding appropriate home BP monitoring, please have a look at the article entitled "Checking Your Blood Pressure at Home," located on our patient-oriented Website: my.clevelandclinic.org.
* Relax quietly for 5 minutes before checking your blood pressure.
Checking your blood pressure at home a few times a week can help you keep your numbers under control and spot unhealthy trends before your condition worsens.
Do not eat, consume caffeine, or exercise within 30-45 minutes of checking your blood pressure. Sit in a quiet room, with your back supported and your feet uncrossed and flat on the floor.