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Blood Pressure - Deep Breathing During Test

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It's 5:30 a.m. I'm normally at work by this time, but today I'm getting tested for allergies. I have been keeping a food diary, plus my blood pressure. It's a routine I am in from the beginning of my daily blood pressure readings five years ago.

So. Since my doctor's have been making me breathe deeply to listen to my lungs, I decided to do that during my testing.

Normally, I hold my breath.

Initially, when I sat down to test at 5:20 a.m., it came up 134/90/73. That is high.

So. At 5:40, 5:35, 5:50 and 5:51 a.m., I took my readings while I sucked air deeply into my lungs.

The result?

My four readings were thus:

108/82/70

108/79/83

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116/80/77

120/69/75

So. What did I learn? That breathing is a large part of relaxing for my blood pressure reading.


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