Hypertension

Hypertension is defined as persistent elevation of systolic blood pressure (BP) of 140mmHg or greater and/or diastolic BP of 90mmHg or greater. In Malaysia, there are 35.3% of citizens who are 18 years and above, suffering hypertension and this figure is increasing. There are only 37.4% of patients achieve adequate BP control (<140/90mmHg) while on treatment.

How Can We Help?

Measure your daily blood pressure.

Keep track and monitor your blood pressure trend digitally.

Review your medicines.

Discuss and prepare strategies in order to help you to achieve adequate BP control.

What Can You Do To Help?

  • Get a blood pressure monitor for home blood pressure monitoring.

  • Measure your blood pressure around the same time everyday.

  • Bring your home blood pressure monitoring records and medicine along when seek for advice from your doctor or pharmacist.

Correct Ways To Measure Blood Pressure

1. REST

Rest for at least 5 minutes before measuring your blood pressure.

2. SIT CORRECTLY

Sit correctly with your back straight and supported with feet flat on the floor and legs uncrossed. Make sure your arm is also supported on a flat surface at heart level.

3. AVOID CAFFEINE, SMOKING & VIGOROUS EXERCISE

Caffeine, smoking and vigorous exercise should be avoided 30 minutes before blood pressure measuring.

4. TAKE MULTIPLE READING

Take multiple reading, at least two BP reading with 5 minutes apart. Further reading should be carried out if there is >5mmHg differences between the first two reading.