Here's why you need to start asking your doctor to check your blood pressure twice

Here's why you need to start asking your doctor to check your blood pressure twice

Checking your blood pressure is a mainstay of every medical checkup. Now, there's some new medical advice on this seemingly mundane part of a wellness visit to the doctor. So, what's the new medical advice? Get your blood pressure checked twice, a new study advises. Patients who had their blood pressure (BP) checked a second time at their primary care doctor’s office often have a lower number, according to a study published by the Journal of the American Medical Association this week. The truest blood pressure reading is taken after sitting quietly for at least five minutes, and that rarely...

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