Why Does Blood Pressure Fluctuate?

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When it comes to blood pressure, accuracy matters.

It’s likely that your blood pressure readings will fluctuate throughout the day.

Readings can vary based on activity levels, food and drink intake and stress.

The body’s circadian rhythm can also cause readings to vary at different times of the day.

It’s possible for your blood pressure reading at your doctor’s office to be different

than your reading at home.

Sometimes feeling anxious in a medical environment can cause a higher reading.

In order to get an accurate reading, you also want to be sure you are using your device

properly at home.

Ensure that you have the proper cuff size and are relaxing before taking a reading.

Avoid food, alcohol, exercise, smoking and bathing for 30 minutes prior to taking a measurement.

For tips on making changes in your lifestyle to lower your blood pressure, visit

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