When Is The Best Time To Take Blood Pressure Readings


The American Heart Association says that you should check your blood pressure at least once a day. Your doctor may recommend checking it more often if you have risk factors for high blood pressure, such as diabetes or being over 45 years of age. If your doctor orders regular blood pressure checks, ask how frequently they will be done and when the next one is due. Find out what to do after each reading by asking about post-reading instructions, monitoring devices and whether any medications need to be taken within an hour of getting home from the office.