7 day Blood pressure readings
- Systolic is the first number and Diastolic is the second number.
- Measure from the upper arm using an accurate device. It is very important that your arm is supported on a table, with a small cushion if necessary and that the cuff around your arm is at the same level as your heart.
- Take your blood pressure a quiet place whilst seated, wearing short sleeved or loose fitting clothing with your arm and back supported, legs uncrossed and whilst you are not talking - talking and crossed legs increase blood pressure.
- Always use the same arm.
- Take two consecutive readings, at least a minute apart, morning and evening for 7 days recording the lower of the two readings onto the BP log sheet.
- Once you have completed 7 days of measurements and added your name and date of birth, please press submit
- If you prefer please download the paper copy from the button below, fill it in and hand to reception
- YOU MUST ENTER ALL 14 READINGS INTO THE FORM BELOW.
How to take your blood pressure
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If your average comes out at 135/85 or below you do not need to do anything.
If your average comes out between 135/85 and 180/100, or you are consistently record readings above:
140/90 (under 79 years old)
150/90 (over 80 years old)
140/80 (for diabetics)
Please complete an eConsult during our opening hours, or call the surgery.
If you get readings that are consistently above 200/100 please attend A +E
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