3 Reasons to Check Your Blood Pressure Daily

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Bottomline: Check your blood pressure every day. It’s too important and too easy not to.

What is hypertension? Hypertension is defined as having a blood pressure greater than 130/80 mmHg. Almost 50% of people 20 years old or older have hypertension. Hypertension significantly increases your risk of heart disease(#1 killer in the world), stroke, and kidney disease.

One of the first things that happens when you enter doctor’s office is your blood pressure is checked.

Based on this single reading a decision is made as to whether you have hypertension and whether you need medication or not.

Often diet and exercise are not even discussed for multiple reasons including lack of time and the impulse to prescribe medication.

Does it make sense to set a treatment plan based on one reading?

This leads to reason 1:

Reason 1: You should know if your BP is high before you go to the doctor’s office.

More data means better treatment. More data also means less incorrect treatment.

Checking your blood pressure at home is very easy and the device can be purchased at any pharmacy and even sync to your smart device so that you don’t have to write anything down.

We recommend using the Omron 10 Series BP Monitor.

Omron 10 Series
Omron 10 Series

The data will automatically sync with your phone if you download the Kardia app created by AliveCor. You can track your blood pressure and heart rate automatically without you having to enter any data into your phone.

Bringing this data to your doctor will help make a smart decision and possibly save you from unnecessary treatment or save you from lack of treatment.

 

Reason 2: Find Patterns and Fix Them

Maybe your blood pressure goes up everytime you drink an energy drink or have a steak. Find the reason you have high blood pressure and address it rather than wait to find out at the doctor’s office.

Reason 3: High Blood Pressure Wears Down Your Heart

Your heart has to beat against that high blood pressure you have thousands of times per day. Overtime it begins to wear down and your risk of heart disease rises significantly. Give you heart a break and keep your blood pressure controlled. Ideally less than 130/80 mmHg.

Bottomline: Check your blood pressure every day. It’s too important and too easy not to.

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