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Checking blood pressure at home pays off

July 3, 2013

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Heidi Godman, Executive Editor, Harvard Health Letter

Heidi Godman is the executive editor of the Harvard Health Letter. Before coming to the Health Letter, she was an award-winning television news anchor and medical reporter for 25 years. Heidi was named a journalism fellow … See Full Bio
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laura iacob
August 2, 2013

This article is very amazing, I was very impressed at all. I hope you keep on posting that is always beneficial. Thank you very much.

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August 2, 2013

Great post. Keeping blood pressure in check, But that means more than half, including many receiving treatment, have blood pressure that remains too high to be healthy.

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July 15, 2013

Great post with nice medical information.Stress is the main reason for high blood pressure.

July 10, 2013

Blood Pressure checkups at home are important – especially for pregnant women. They are not supposed to wait for their next appointment to check it. High blood pressure can cause several major issues like abruptio placente etc., so better check it at home.


zhang liangrong
July 8, 2013

Great!As a medical student,I agree with your point.Because most blood presures are not accute in nervours mood expecialy at hospital,so measure your blood pressure at home is benifit and nesseesary.

Dorothy J. Sawyer
July 8, 2013

It’s important that the blood pressure is monitored every single day especially if you are diagnosed of having high blood pressure to avoid major problems in the future. My mother checks her blood pressure at least twice a day and thankfully, the results are normal.

Jason Edgar
July 5, 2013

Great post, high blood pressure is not the best thing to have and stress can cause it too. I wanted to find out how to handle stress and found this site but would love to here what you have to say about stress and high blood pressure.

Ben Joshua
July 3, 2013

We agree with you. The Blood Pressure must be measured at home. We usually take blood pressure once until twice a day for a week, and the result is different each we test.
Stay healthy with consume right food can reduce our high blood pressure.
Best Regards

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