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Overview of BP Right Karo

Precise and reliable blood pressure (BP) measurement is essential for the appropriate diagnosis and management of hypertension. Home BP monitoring devices, since they are affordable and accessible, could add to our endeavors to detect and screen for the treatment of hypertension.1

However, BP measurement at home is oftentimes a challenge for patients as it requires following a range of procedures in order to be considered reliable, and it is essential to do it right since the wrong measurement has further implications on their treatment protocol.1

Considering this background, J. B. Chemicals and Pharmaceuticals Ltd. initiates an awareness program to spread more information and educate people on the right steps and procedures to follow while measuring blood pressure at home.




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  • Accurate measurement of BP is essential for both estimating cardiovascular disease risk and management of high BP.
  • The diagnosis and management of hypertension depend on the accurate measurement of BP.
  • Avoiding common errors can lead to correct diagnosis, timely treatment, and improving BP control rates.

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Before Measurement

In the 30 minutes before your BP is measured

Avoid caffeinated beverages2

May increase BP by about 3-15 mm Hg in systolic and 4-13 mm Hg in diastolic

Avoid smoking3

May elevate BP by 5 to 10 mm Hg temporarily

Avoid alcohol1

May cause acute increasing of BP by 5 to 10 mm Hg

Avoid exercise1

Exercise can increase blood pressure for a short term

In the 5 minutes before your BP is measured

Empty the bladder4

As a full, one can temporarily raise BP by 10 to 15 mm Hg

Sit still5


During Measurement

During the measurement, sit in a chair, upright, back straight, and feet flat on the floor.1


Make sure the cuff bladder encircled 80 percent or more of the arm circumference.6


Always place the cuff on bare skin, not over a shirt.1,5


Keep the cuffed arm on a flat surface, like on a table and at heart level.5


Do not talk while blood pressure is being measured.1



References

1. Muntner, P., Shimbo, D., Carey, R. M., Charleston, J. B., Gaillard, T., Misra, S., Myers, M. G., Ogedegbe, G., Schwartz, J. E., Townsend, R. R., Urbina, E. M., Viera, A. J., White, W. B., & Wright, J. T., Jr (2019). Measurement of Blood Pressure in Humans: A Scientific Statement From the American Heart Association. Hypertension 2. Mort, J. R., & Kruse, H. R. Timing of blood pressure measurement related to caffeine consumption. 2008. The Annals of pharmacotherapy, 42(1), 3. Primatesta, P., Falaschetti, E., Gupta, S., Marmot, M. G., & Poulter, N. R. (2001). Association between smoking and blood pressure: evidence from the health survey for England. Hypertension 4. Choi, E. J., Jeong, D. W., Lee, J. G., Lee, S., Kim, Y. J., Yi, Y. H., Cho, Y. H., Im, S. J., & Bae, M. J. (2011). The impact of bladder distension on blood pressure in middle aged women. Korean journal of family medicine, 32(5), 5. Liz Smith. New AHA Recommendations for Blood Pressure Measurement. Am Fam Physician. 2005 Oct 1;72(7):1391-1398. 6. Eley V, Khoo A, Woods C, van Zundert A. Improving Accurate Blood Pressure Cuff Allocation in Patients with Obesity: A Quality Improvement Initiative. Healthcare (Basel). 2021 March