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How to Measure the Blood Pressure of a Person

It is good for someone always to know the pressure reading of his/ her blood. Taking record of the blood pressure can be achieved easily. It is good to know some important concepts to prevent getting wrong measurements. The blood pressure measurement can be done in any position. The hand is supposed to be flexed if he/ she is measuring the blood pressure when resting on a chair.

When someone has a feeling of uneasiness they should fast calm down before engaging in this act of measuring blood pressure.This is to prevent the recording of false measurements.

Following are the steps during the blood pressure measurement. using a cuff that is of the correct size of your hand is necessary.It should not be one that is too large that it doesn’t fit into your hand either should it be too small. On area around the upper arm is where the cuff should be wrapped and few centimeters away from the antecubital fossa. Over the brachial artery is where someone should squeeze the bell on the stethoscope.

If one gets the use of the bell being hard on the antecubital fossa, it is advisable to use the bell or diaphragm. Inflating the cuff should be done as the next step. Allow the air from the cuff to escape moderately. Use the stethoscope to listen and also notice the differences that happen on the sphygmomanometer. The systolic and diastolic types of blood pressure are subject to production of a sound. A loud sound produced will mean systolic pressure and when the sound is no more it mean diastolic pressure.

Blood pressure measuring should be done in all hands.This is done to keep record of the differences between the two arms.Some of other important aspects to note are the position on the arm where the measurement was done. when one uses a small or large cuff he/she should keep a record of the same.

There are also some precautions that one should know when trying to measure the blood pressure.A large cuff is recommended for people who have obesity or the fat people.A small cuff should be used for small children and even the thin people. one should not use a cuff over the clothing because all blood impulses may not be recorded.

It is necessary for one to take great care so as to get the right results. Someone with experience and enough knowledge of blood pressure measurement can help to do the recording. It is good to know the blood pressure to be careful about life activities that may cause deterioration in health.

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