Is it ok to take blood pressure reading after waking up? Kakagising lang

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Yes, it is generally okay to take your blood pressure after waking up. However, it's important to wait a few minutes after waking up before taking your blood pressure. This is because your blood pressure can be temporarily elevated when you first wake up due to the surge of hormones that prepare your body for the day.
Ideally, you should wait at least 5-10 minutes after waking up before taking your blood pressure to allow your body to fully awaken and for your blood pressure to stabilize. It's also best to take your blood pressure before you eat or drink anything, as consuming food or beverages can temporarily affect your blood pressure readings.
If you have concerns about your blood pressure, it's best to talk to your healthcare provider about when and how to monitor it. They can provide you with personalized recommendations based on your individual health status

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