What Can I Do To Make Sure My Blood Pressure Reading Is As Accurate As Possible?

Dr. Wright answers the question: 'Ensuring Accuracy Of Blood Pressure?'

— -- Question: What can I do to make sure my blood pressure reading is as accurate as possible?

Answer: There are several things you can do to keep your blood pressure readings as accurate as possible. One, check it often. Check it when you're at your doctor's office. Check it at the local grocery store or super store. And buy a home blood pressuring device and when you go to the doctor take it in and have it checked against their devices. And always ask your doctor if he or she is calibrating their equipment. You want to make sure that the ones your doctors are using are accurate too.