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Monitoring > Tips for treatment and care > Eleven golden rules of blood pressure measurement.

Eleven golden rules of blood pressure measurement.

1. Always measure at the same daytime

2. Don’t consume coffee or smoke cigarettes an hour before measuring your blood pressure

3. Measure after a rest period of approximately two tothree minutes resting while sitting relaxed

4. Don’t measure if you must pee badly

5. Study the manual before measuring

6. Hold the cuff as high as your heart whilst measuring

7. Don’t move during the measurement process

8. Don’t talk during the measurement process

9. Rest for one to two minutes in between the measurements

10. Enter the values into your personal blood pressure diary

11. Measure your blood pressure regularly