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Savvy Senior: How to Choose and Use a Home Blood Pressure Monitor


June 24, 2019

Dear Savvy Senior,

I just found out I have stage 1 hypertension and my doctor recommended I get a home blood pressure monitor to keep an eye on it. Can you offer me any tips on choosing and using one?

Hypertensive Helen

Dear Helen,

It’s a smart idea! Everyone with elevated or high blood pressure (or 130/80) and higher – should consider getting a home blood pressure monitor to help you keep tabs on your blood pressure in a comfortable setting. Plus, if you’re taking medication it will make certain it’s working.

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