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Another problem with measuring blood pressure… When to do it?

When you measure your blood pressure you need an accurate measurement. That avoids you getting medications you don't need, suffering side effects and generally being stressed and worried! The experts (National Institute for Clinical and Healthcare Excellence) recommend taking a diary of home blood pressure readings every morning and evening to get an accurate average … Continue reading Another problem with measuring blood pressure… When to do it?

Why do I get so many side effects from my blood pressure medication?

This is quite complex. Broadly speaking there are 4 reasons why people get side effects. As ever, people are not simple, so if you get side effects it could be due to all four reasons combined.   Over-diagnosis and over-treatment We know that high blood pressure diagnosed in clinical settings leads to a high rate … Continue reading Why do I get so many side effects from my blood pressure medication?

How to use a blood pressure diary to reduce your risk of unnecessary medications and side effects

Have you been told to keep a blood pressure diary by your doctor? Perhaps you heard in a support group that it was a good thing to do? Maybe you even read about it on YourPressure.com? It's certainly something worth thinking about. The reason is that keeping a diary and working out the average of … Continue reading How to use a blood pressure diary to reduce your risk of unnecessary medications and side effects

Worried about side effects from your blood pressure medication? Read on to find out how to reduce them…

One of the things that people keep telling us on YourPressure is that they’re worried about side effects from their blood pressure medications. We think it’s one of those cases where the experience of doctors and the experience of their patients’ are very different. Doctors see the benefits of lowering blood pressure and wonder what … Continue reading Worried about side effects from your blood pressure medication? Read on to find out how to reduce them…

Do you want to know the best way to reduce the amount of blood pressure medication that you take?

At YourPressure, one topic that people keep on asking us about is how they can reduce or even stop their blood pressure medication. This is closely followed by how they can reduce the side effects from their medication. At YourPressure, we believe that by measuring your blood pressure at home, you can reduce the risk … Continue reading Do you want to know the best way to reduce the amount of blood pressure medication that you take?