3/21/2008 6:24:00 PM
Morning Hypertension is defined as the weekly average for morning blood pressure reading (blood pressure measured within 1 to 2 hours after awakening in the morning) exceeding 135/85 mmHg.
There are two types of morning hypertension:
- Patients either have consistently high blood pressure through the night or experience blood pressure increases while asleep.
- Patients experience extreme dips in blood pressure at night and extreme surges in the morning.
In either case, it is very difficult to detect morning hypertension. By the time patients go to see a doctor, their blood pressure may have already decreased--making the condition impossible to diagnose. That is why doctors recommend monitoring blood pressure at home.
There are important reasons why patients are being encouraged to differentiate between general hypertension and morning hypertension. It is common knowledge that cardiovascular events and stroke are more common in the morning, and both appear to be linked to morning hypertension. Organ damage and diabetic complications also seem to correlate with morning blood pressure surges.
Morning Hypertension detection function: Many patients show their highest blood pressure values in the morning. The morning surge goes parallel with higher rates of stroke and heart attacks. Detecting Morning Hypertension allows preventive action against those risks!
The Omron 907 Blood Pressure Monitor is quiet, quick and easy to use and give you accurate and simplified measurement taking. The Omron 907 can be programmed for individual circumstances allowing for easier measurement taking.