Blood pressure spikes

Q: My Dr. raised my BP meds because of an elevated BP at a recent visit. Does one spike overshadow my other regular weekly measures?

A: It depends on how high of a spike and the overall trending of your blood pressure. If you have been in marginal control for several visits and on this visit are way out of control, changing your regimen is reasonable. I have found that regular use of the RESPeRATE can help obtain blood pressure control and possibly prevent the need to increase medication.

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