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  • Blood pressure normally rises as a result of: Stress
  • Smoking
  • Cold temperatures
  • Exercise
  • Caffeine
  • Certain drugs

Avoid as many of these factors as possible when taking your blood pressure. You should also try measuring your blood pressure at about the same time each day.

From: Checking Your Blood Pressure WebMD Medical Reference

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American Heart Association. 

Reviewed by James Beckerman on September 05, 2016

SOURCE:

American Heart Association. 

Reviewed by James Beckerman on September 05, 2016

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