The recommended frequency is every one to two years, for young people who do not have hypertension. Beyond age 40, blood pressure checks should be performed at least every year.
It is advisable to check its tension by self-measurement!
Indeed, the point measurement in a doctor or a pharmacist is of less good quality than self-measurement for two reasons:
- At the doctor's office, one is often impressed, and at the pharmacist's, the measurement is usually taken too quickly, while standing (and not sitting).
- During the self-measurement, several catches are made several days in succession (generally, the morning and the evening, during 3 to 5 days in continuation). The average of all the catches is then calculated, and the figure obtained will be much more exact.
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Sources and notes:
> The automesure website: www.automesure.com.
> The site of the largest French center: www.centre-hypertension.org.
> Management of adult patients with essential hypertension - update 2005. Recommendation for clinical practice. HAS.
> Flash 2012, France's hypertension barometer conducted by Kantar Health and the CFLHTA, May-June 2012.