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How to check your blood pressure the right way

PRESS RELEASE: Did you know that there is a correct way to check your blood pressure?  Health officials and individuals are encouraged to pay attention to the following tip when blood pressure is being checked.

Patients should rest for three to five minutes before taking their blood pressure.  Activities such as exercise or eating can affect your blood pressure measurement 10 to 20 mmHg.

Remember uncontrolled blood pressure increases risks of serious health problems including renal failure, heart attack and stroke.

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