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eWellness: Some measurement mistakes that can lead to high BP
Dr KK Aggarwal,  02 May 2018
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Having a full bladder – This can add 10-15 points to your reading. You should always empty your bladder before measuring blood pressure.Slouching, unsupported back/feet – Poor support when sitting can increase your reading by 6-10points. Make sure you’re in a chair with your back supported and feet flat on the floor or a footstool.Unsupported arm – If your arm is hanging by your side or you have to hold it up during a reading, you may see number
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