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How often should I check my blood pressure if I have hypertension?

Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Family Practitioner

If high blood pressure (hypertension) is well controlled with medication, it is not necessary to check your blood pressure routinely. But when you are first diagnosed, some doctors like to have patients check it two to three times a week while at home to establish a baseline.

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