What time of day is it best to take a reading and can it be affected by the wrong sized cuff?

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I have been asked to keep an eye on this as it is felt may be a correlation with my fits. Unsure when to take it or how many times a day as not told.

Showed 114/46 after just got out of bed but could this be because the cuff is slightly small and ought I to get a larger one?


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    BP is normally higher in the morning. You should take it three times at two minute intervals and use the average reading. Most people seem to check theirs morning, evening and at bed time. 

    If you feel that the cuff is slightly small it probably is.


    • Posted

      Thanks derek and will order bigger one as markings on cuff show is too small, by about 1"
    • Posted

      Your cuff is different from mine as the two I have do not have markings.

      114 is a good systolic reading but your diastolic figure of 46 is vey low but it will no doubt vary durng the day.

      Consultant at the hypertension clinic recently told me that you can never check your BP too often.

      If you Google "blood pressure and epiliepsy" you will find a lot of information.

    • Posted

      Thanks derek will look. Similar time yesterday it was 129/65

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