Should I Have My Blood Pressure Checked?
Having your blood pressure checked is an important part of a regular health maintenance routine, and should be done at every doctor visit. To make any diagnosis of elevated blood pressure, at least three readings must be taken at different times. Who Should Have Blood Pressure Checks? Everyone should have their blood pressure checked regularly. In general, blood pressure checks should be performed every time you visit the doctor. In addition to normal monitoring, certain groups of people should be watched more carefully, including • people over 35 • those with a family history of high blood pressure • pregnant women • anyone with a history of high blood pressure • anyone with a history of heart or kidney problems Anyone can develop high blood pressure, even children. If you or someone in your family hasn’t had their blood pressure checked in the last 5 years, make an appointment to see your family doctor.
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