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Experience:  Board Certified NP, MS, RN. 25 years private practice & hospitalist
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Can you take your blood pressure too often? If i take it

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Can you take your blood pressure too often ?
JA: Thanks. Can you give me any more details about your issue?
Customer: If i take it several times in one hour I get a lot of flucuation.
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  A. Schuyler, NP replied 1 year ago.

Hello,

Yes you can take your blood pressure too often. There is always normal fluctuation from one minute to the other, but the effort of compressing the arm to get the blood pressure readings changes everything. There is no reason to take blood pressure more than once an hour outside of a hospital setting. Even then you will see fluctuations.

Please let me know if you have questions.

Best regards,

Schuyler

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