Blood pressure measurement is particular, do not ignore these 5 details, otherwise the results are prone to deviation

Keeping a stable blood pressure is especially important for health. Once the blood pressure is too high, it will bring great harm to health. Therefore, it should be reduced to normal levels through diet, exercise, and drugs.

In addition, for the sake of health, it is recommended that you regularly go to the hospital to measure blood pressure, especially the elderly, you should pay more attention to the changes in your blood pressure.

However, the measurement of blood pressure is also particular. If some details are not paid attention to, it is easy to cause deviations in the measurement results. Let’s take a look at what you need to pay attention to when measuring blood pressure!

1. Pay attention to the time of measurement

The blood pressure of the human body is not fixed and can fluctuate greatly within a day. Therefore, for the same person, the blood pressure measured in the morning, noon, and evening may be very different.

Generally hypertensive patients can choose to measure blood pressure at 6-10 am and 4-8 pm, which can improve the accuracy of blood pressure. When measuring, twice as much as possible should be taken, and the average of the two results should be taken to reduce the error.


Third, the choice of sphygmomanometer

The tools for measuring blood pressure include mercury sphygmomanometer and electronic sphygmomanometer, It is generally believed that the mercury sphygmomanometer can eliminate external interference during measurement, and its measurement results are more accurate.

However, mercury sphygmomanometers have relatively high requirements for operating techniques and are only suitable for experienced doctors. If you are measuring at home, you can choose an electronic sphygmomanometer to avoid errors caused by improper operation.

4. Precautions before measurement

Before measuring blood pressure, avoid strenuous exercise and rest for at least 5 days ~10 minutes. Avoid being too nervous, keep your mind relaxed, avoid smoking 15 minutes before measuring blood pressure, and also avoid drinking strong tea, coffee and other beverages, so as not to affect the measurement results.

In addition, it is best not to wear clothes with tight cuffs when measuring blood pressure. It is often necessary to pull up the cuffs when measuring blood pressure. If the cuffs are too tight, blood vessels will be compressed , affecting blood pressure measurements.


5. Don’t hold back your urine

Holding back your urine will also affect the blood pressure measurement results. When some people measure blood pressure at home or go to the outpatient clinic, because they are anxious to get the result, they often hold back their urine for measurement in a hurry. When the human body is in the state of holding back urine, the blood pressure will fluctuate greatly due to the fullness of the bladder. In this case, it is not suitable to measure blood pressure.

Additionally, ifIf you are a high blood pressure crowd, you should also avoid holding back your urine at ordinary times, otherwise it will bring adverse health consequences.


The above are the things that need to be paid attention to when measuring blood pressure. If these details are ignored during measurement, it may cause inaccurate blood pressure measurement, so we must pay attention to it.

After measuring your blood pressure, if you find that your blood pressure is too high, don’t be too nervous. High blood pressure does not mean high blood pressure. It may be caused by insufficient rest, mental stress, etc. It is recommended to go to the hospital and monitor blood pressure for three consecutive days. If the results of the three measurements are all high, it is necessary to deal with it in time.