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Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Hypertension (High Blood Pressure) - The Silent Killer

Myth 2:

One abnormal pressure reading at the doctor means I have high blood pressure

One high reading is not enough to determine you have high blood pressure.  A doctor will diagnose hypertension only after several readings taken over a period of time.  If you have one high reading, you should have it measured at least two more times on seperate days to check whether it is consistently high.  Your doctor may adivise you to abstain from caffeine or physical 
activity several hours before the test to get an accurate reading.

(Next week - Myth # 3)

I obtained the information contained in this post from  -
Heart and Stroke Foundation (Canada)


Disclaimer - 
The material provided on this site is designed for information and educational purposes only. The materials are not intended to be a self diagnostic and/or self treatment tool. I encourage you to use this information as a tool for discussing your condition with your health practitioner

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At July 13, 2011 at 1:21 AM , Blogger Crystal Mary said...

I have suffered from high blood pressure but now it is maintained by meds twice daily. The other problem is it can effect your renal filtering. I was always so healthy and now have multiple complaints. BUT, I can still laugh so thats a good sign. Blessings CM

At July 14, 2011 at 8:40 PM , Blogger Saving By The Sea said...

Following from Over 40 GFC hop! Hope you'll follow us too :)


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