Alternatively, blood stress displays will be ordered in native pharmacies and bigger supermarkets.
The BHF advises individuals to decide on one which measures your blood stress at your higher arm.
Methods to measure your blood stress at residence
For an correct studying, it is crucial you are resting and feeling relaxed.
Sat upright in a chair, with toes firmly flat on the ground, you may start to arrange the machine.
Place the cuff over the higher arm, and tighten it till you may solely match two fingers beneath the cuff.
Ensure to have relaxed fingers (no clenched fists) and switch the machine on.
The inflatable cuff will squeeze in opposition to your higher arm, however as soon as it is accomplished you may get a studying.
Hypertension is assessed as a studying of 140/90mmHg or above.