Home > Health Library > How a Health Professional Measures Blood Pressure
To take a blood pressure measurement, your health
professional will usually follow these steps:
Although blood pressure measurements taken at your doctor's
office may be more precise than other types of measurements, even a
professional reading of your blood pressure may change from time to time. Your
blood pressure changes for many reasons, including exercise, stress,
relaxation, time of day, alcohol intake, caffeine, or medicines.
ByHealthwise StaffPrimary Medical ReviewerE. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal MedicineSpecialist Medical ReviewerRobert A. Kloner, MD, PhD - Cardiology
Current as ofNovember 20, 2015
Current as of:
November 20, 2015
E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine & Robert A. Kloner, MD, PhD - Cardiology
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