Q. Why should blood pressure be taken while rested?

Answered by Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.

 

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Hello doctor,

Why is it that you are supposed to take blood pressure when seated and rested for two to five minutes with your back supported? Is not it important to know what your blood pressure is when you are walking around and going about your day especially if that is what makes blood pressure rise? I never understood and I am really curious.


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Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode
MBBS., MD, GENERAL MEDICINE ., DM, CARDIOLOGY(SENIOR RESIDENT
Cardiology, General Medicine, Internal Medicine

Hello,

Welcome to icliniq.com.

This is because it is a normal response to the blood pressure rise with exercise and such increments are not harmful to the body.

Exercise-related blood pressure will vary with the level of exercise so we will not be able to standardize it.

On the contrary, baseline blood pressure at rest predicts the future outcome and all studies are done on this basis only.

For more information consult a cardiologist online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/cardiologist

 
 
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