When is the appropriate time to measure blood pressure?

Mar 15, 2021

Both ordinary people and hypertensive patients should understand a common sense-even if the interference of lifestyle and medication is eliminated, the blood pressure itself in a day fluctuates day and night.


The most typical is "double peaks and one valley"-blood pressure is high during the day, and gradually drops around 8 o'clock in the evening, reaches a trough at 2 to 3 in the morning, and then starts to rise rapidly after getting up, at 8 to 9 in the morning The highest peak in a day is called "Morning Peak".


The above-mentioned time points of each person are not consistent, and a few people even completely opposite-blood pressure during sleep is higher than during the day.


Therefore, if you only test once, you may miss the diagnosis of hypertension without catching the moment when the person's blood pressure exceeds the limit.


The following are recommendations for using a blood pressure monitor to measure blood pressure:


1.Before going to the doctor, at least continuous measurement for 5-7 days, once a day after getting up (before meals) and before going to bed.

2.People who have just started hypertension treatment, or have just adjusted the dose of medication, should also be tested once a day after waking up (before meals) and before going to bed, until the blood pressure can be stabilized for at least one consecutive week before reducing the frequency.

3.For patients with well-controlled blood pressure, take the test 1 to 2 times a week, and choose the time when their blood pressure is high every day, usually in the morning.

4.Those who do not meet the diagnostic criteria for hypertension, but have high blood pressure (for example, greater than 130/80 mmHg but not 140/90 mmHg, subject to the on-site conclusion of the specialist) should be measured daily and night blood pressure once a month, and life should be improved the way.




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