accurate blood pressure

Getting Accurate Blood Pressure Readings at Home

The American Heart Association recommends that anyone with hypertension should be monitoring blood pressure at home. Monitoring at home is the best way to see if your treatment is working to control your blood pressure. [1,2] Home monitoring may also help your doctor diagnose hypertension. Some people tend to have … Read More

White Coat Syndrome Is a Physiological Reality

A person with white coat syndrome experiences elevated blood pressure readings when he or she is in a medical setting. The blood pressure returns to normal when the person leaves the medical office. Here’s a clue you might have white coat syndrome and not even realize it: If the nurse … Read More

5 Big Blood Pressure Issues to Consider

According to the CDC, approximately 1 in 3 U.S. adults—an estimated 68 million people—has high blood pressure. Furthermore, less than half (46%) of people with high blood pressure have their condition under control. If not adequately addressed, hypertension (high blood pressure) can lead to a heart attack, stroke, or severe … Read More

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