Blood Pressure F.A.Q
What is blood pressure, what does it mean, how is it measured, can I control it? Find out the answers to these common questions and more.
How to Take your Blood Pressure
Blood pressure can vary based on numerous factors, physiological conditions, and your surroundings. Follow these guidelines to obtain the most accurate reading.
Monitoring your Blood Pressure
High blood pressure can cause heart disease, stroke, dementia and kidney disease, and approximately 25% of Canadians have it. What exactly is hypertension, what does it mean, and what should you do?
Proper Wrist Monitoring
Proper cuff fit can be challenging for many patients. This can be true not only for patients with mobility or strength issues, but also for patients with larger or very slender arms. For these patients, a wrist blood pressure monitor is a perfect alternative to a standard upper arm cuff reading
What Influences Blood Pressure
Blood pressure is much like glucose levels or pulse in the respect that it can (and will) vary depending on both internal and external factors, all day long. This is why it is very common to have variation in your readings. This is also why it is important to average your readings across the day to establish an average.