High blood pressure is one of the most frequent conditions treated by physicians in a primary care setting. For patients with high blood pressure, it is important to track blood pressure at home to help inform their doctor of risks and the progression of treatment. But what is the right way to monitor blood pressure at home? That is the question submitted by Jan in Alexandria for this segment of TriHealth’s Doctor on Call.
TriHealth primary care physician Stephen Sanker, DO answers this question and shares information such as the best time of the day, frequency, selecting equipment and what preparations you should take to ensure you are getting the most accurate read to help you and your doctor manage your blood pressure.
Doctor on Call is a segment in partnership with WCPO-TV featuring TriHealth physicians answering medical questions submitted by viewers to WCPO. You can submit a question here.