Tips for Having Your Blood Pressure Measured
1-Do not take coffee or smoking half-hour before having your blood pressure
2-Before the test, sit down for 5 minutes along with your back supported and
your feet horizontal on the floor. Rest your upper limb on a table on the level of your heart.
3-Put on short sleeves so your upper limb is uncovered.
4-Go to the toilet before the interpretation. A full bladder can alter your
blood pressure evaluation.
5-Get two readings, taken a minimum of 2 minutes apart and average the
6-Ask the physician or nurse to tell you the blood pressure values in