Ensure your blood pressure reading is correct, say docs

  • | Wednesday | 17th May, 2017

Many a times, patients come saying that their blood pressure is 220/160 mm of Hg and on examination by standard blood pressure apparatus, blood pressure turns out to be either 130/90 or 130/ 80 mm of Hg. These days, many people purchase electronic blood pressure devices and use it indiscriminately. On World Hypertension Day (May 17), doctors caution against misinterpretations of the disease and erroneous readings, especially while checking the blood pressure on one's own.According to World Health Organisation (WHO), one in three adults above 25 years of age suffer from high blood pressure globally. It's also the root cause of most major non-communicable disease such as cardiac ailments, stroke and renal problems. Visakhapatnam: Hypertension has become a common disease with at least one adult family member afflicted by it.

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