Healthy Living: Monitoring Your Blood Pressure at Home
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Bobroff, Linda B. 2018. “Healthy Living: Monitoring Your Blood Pressure at Home: FCS8882/FY1126 Major, 11/2018”. EDIS 2018 (5). Gainesville, FL.


This fact sheet describes how to measure blood pressure in the home, and new blood pressure classifications for normal, elevated, and high blood pressure. A blood pressure log is included for keeping track of blood pressure readings on paper.
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