Home Blood Pressure Monitoring Basics
Prepare for a Reading: Avoid eating, drinking alcohol or caffeinated beverages, smoking, exercising or bathing for 30 minutes prior to taking a measurement. It is also best to rest for 15 minutes before starting the measurement. Avoid taking a measurement during stressful times. Take the measurement in a quiet place.
Best Time for a Reading: Try to take readings at the same general times each day (for example, once in the morning and once at night) for comparison purposes.
Take Your Position: Sit in a chair with your feet flat on the floor. Rest your arm on a table with your palm facing upward. The cuff should be level with your heart. Do not talk or move during the measurement.
Taking a Reading: Take two or three readings, a minute or so apart. Work out the average.
Store and Review: Store and review your readings. Many iHealth blood pressure monitors can store results for later review at the push of a button, so you can share the results with your doctor.
Get in the Heart Zone
In order for the wrist monitor to measure accurately, the device needs to be level with your heart. Position sensor built-in to help you guide your wrist to heart level and the app will alert if it's ready to test blood pressure, making it easier to find the correct position. When the app displays continue, your wrist is at heart level and you can press that button and the monitor will automatically activates.
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