It is very important to monitor your blood pressure especially if you have a diagnosis of hypertension (high blood pressure).
How to Check Your Blood Pressure
How To Pick A Monitor
What To Do BEFORE You Take Your Blood Pressure
How To Take Your Blood Pressure
What Blood Pressure Numbers Mean
Your blood pressure shows how hard your heart works to pump blood. The top number (systolic) is the pressure when the heart contracts. The bottom number (diastolic) is the pressure when the heart relaxes. People with high blood pressure have more heart attacks, strokes, kidney disease, and blindness.
Your blood pressure might read lower with your home monitor compared to your provider’s monitor. Talk with your provider if you’re concerned about your readings.
What You Can Do To Lower Your Blood Pressure