Overview of BP Right Karo

Ensuring precise blood pressure (BP) measurement is key to diagnosing hypertension accurately and implementing effective management protocols.

In the world full of modern health technology, the array of devices for measuring blood pressure seems endless, from sleek smartwatches and fitness trackers to wearable blood pressure monitors. Yet, amidst this abundance, the reliability of such devices can sometimes be uncertain. That's where "BP Right Karo" comes in. Designed to empower individuals with accurate blood pressure management, "BP Right Karo" not only raises awareness about the importance of monitoring blood pressure but also provides expert guidance from doctors.

Through BP Right Karo, leaders in hypertension treatment in India, JB Pharma is making efforts to assist doctors and educate patients on measuring BP at home. This initiative aims to empower individuals to embark on a journey towards better health, arming them with the knowledge to manage blood pressure effectively.

Mastering Hypertension: 10 Essential Tips for Better Blood Pressure Control

Stress is a common factor that can lead to high blood pressure. When you're stressed, your body releases hormones that can cause your heart to beat faster and your blood vessels to narrow, leading to increased blood pressure. To reduce stress and keep your blood pressure in check, it's important to practice relaxation techniques such as deep breathing, meditation, yoga, or spending time doing activities you enjoy. Additionally, maintaining a healthy work-life balance, getting enough sleep, and seeking support from friends and family can also help reduce stress levels.

Consuming too much salt can contribute to high blood pressure because it causes your body to retain water, which increases the volume of blood in your arteries. This extra volume puts more pressure on your blood vessels, leading to higher blood pressure. To lower your salt intake and keep your blood pressure in check, try to avoid processed and packaged foods, which often contain high levels of salt. Instead, opt for fresh fruits and vegetables, whole grains, and lean proteins. When cooking, use herbs and spices to add flavor instead of salt, and be mindful of portion sizes. Studies have shown that reducing salt intake by 3 grams helps in 5 to 7 mmHg BP reduction.

Anger and frustration can temporarily raise your blood pressure by causing your heart to beat faster and your blood vessels to constrict. Over time, frequent episodes of anger or hostility can contribute to chronic high blood pressure. To manage anger and keep your blood pressure in check, it's important to find healthy ways to express your emotions. This may include talking to a friend or therapist, practicing relaxation techniques such as deep breathing or meditation, or engaging in physical activity like going for a walk or doing yoga.

Not getting enough sleep can have a negative impact on your blood pressure. During sleep, your body works to regulate stress hormones and repair itself, so inadequate sleep can disrupt these processes and lead to higher blood pressure. To promote better sleep and keep your blood pressure in check, aim for 7-9 hours of quality sleep each night. Establishing a consistent sleep schedule, creating a relaxing bedtime routine, and making your sleep environment comfortable and conducive to sleep can all help improve sleep quality.

Regular physical activity is important for maintaining a healthy blood pressure. Exercise helps strengthen your heart, improve blood flow, and lower your overall blood pressure. Aim for at least 30 minutes of moderate-intensity exercise most days of the week. This can include activities like brisk walking, swimming, cycling, or dancing. If you're new to exercise, start slowly and gradually increase the intensity and duration of your workouts. Remember to consult with your doctor before starting any new exercise program, especially if you have high blood pressure or other health concerns. About 30 mins of exercise daily can help in reducing BP by 5 to 8mmHg.

Meditation is a relaxation technique that can help reduce stress and lower blood pressure. By focusing your attention and quieting your mind, meditation promotes a sense of calmness and relaxation that can counteract the e ects of stress on your body. To incorporate meditation into your daily routine, find a quiet, comfortable place to sit or lie down, close your eyes, and take slow, deep breaths. You can also use guided meditation apps or videos to help you get started. Even just a few minutes of meditation each day can help in reducing about 5mmHg of BP.

Managing your overall well-being is important for keeping your blood pressure in check. This includes addressing any sources of stress or worry in your life and taking steps to improve your mental and emotional health. Practice self-care activities that help you relax and recharge, such as spending time with loved ones, pursuing hobbies, or engaging in activities that bring you joy. If you're struggling with persistent feelings of anxiety or depression, don't hesitate to seek help from a mental health professional. Taking care of your mental and emotional well-being can have a positive impact on your blood pressure and overall health.

Being overweight or obese can increase your risk of developing high blood pressure. Excess weight puts strain on your heart and can lead to various health problems, including hypertension. By maintaining a healthy weight through a balanced diet and regular exercise, you can lower your blood pressure and reduce your risk of heart disease and other complications. Aim to achieve and maintain a body mass index (BMI) within the healthy range recommended by your doctor.

One of the most important steps in managing your blood pressure is to follow the advice and recommendations of your healthcare provider. Your doctor plays a crucial role in helping you monitor and control your blood pressure, and their guidance is based on your individual health needs and medical history. During your appointments, your doctor may recommend lifestyle changes such as improving your diet, increasing physical activity, reducing stress, and avoiding tobacco and alcohol. They may also prescribe medications to help lower your blood pressure if necessary. It's important to follow their instructions carefully and take any prescribed medications as directed. In addition to regular check-ups with your doctor, it's important to monitor your blood pressure at home if recommended. This can help you keep track of your progress and alert you to any changes that may need attention. By following your doctor's advice and working together to manage your blood pressure, you can take proactive steps to improve your health and reduce your risk of complications associated with hypertension. Remember, your doctor is there to support you on your journey to better health, so don't hesitate to ask questions or seek clarification if you have any concerns.

Alcohol and smoking are significant contributors to high blood pressure and other cardiovascular diseases. Excessive alcohol consumption and smoking can damage the blood vessels, leading to increased blood pressure and a higher risk of heart disease, stroke, and other health problems.
Alcohol: Reducing or eliminating alcohol consumption can significantly lower your blood pressure and improve your overall health. If you choose to drink alcohol, do so in moderation. This means limiting your intake to no more than one drink per day for women and no more than two drinks per day for men. If you find it di cult to moderate your alcohol consumption, seek support from friends, family, or a healthcare professional.
Smoking: Smoking cigarettes not only damages your lungs but also increases your blood pressure and damages your blood vessels, making you more susceptible to hypertension and its complications. Quitting smoking is one of the best things you can do for your cardiovascular health. There are many resources available to help you quit, including nicotine replacement therapy, counselling, and support groups. Talk to your doctor about creating a plan to quit smoking and improve your blood pressure. Quitting smoking may help in BP reduction by 10-20mmHg


Dr Dilip Kumar

Senior Consultant Interventional Cardiologist & Electrophysiologist, Media Insitute of Cardiac Sciences

Dr. H.K Chopra

Senior Consultant Cardiologist Moolchand Medicity, New Delhi

Dr Rajiv Karnik

Director- Heart Failure Clinic & Interventional Cardiologist, Fortis Hospital, Mumbai.

BP कैसे Right Karo?

Hypertension day Webinar

Dr. Ajay Kumar Pandey, Cardiologist, Varanasi

Dr. Pradeep Kumar, Senior Nephrologist, Meerut

BP क्यों Right Karo?1
  • 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.
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

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