Should I measure my blood pressure every day ?

No it’s not necessary. We do not advise measuring your blood pressure every day for weeks or months. To know exactly your blood pressure level, a check for 5 to 7 consecutive days is recommended.

If you are in the green zone, your next self-measurement can be done a few weeks or months later. Depending on your case, Hy-Result reports may suggest a specific timeframe for the next check.

In practice your sphygmomanometer can remain stored most of the time.

My blood pressure varies from one measurement to another. Is this normal? Does my tensiometer work well ?

Yes it’s normal. Individuals who self-measure their blood pressure for the first time are often surprised at how much their readings vary. This is called blood pressure variability. It is to account for this phenomenon that it is recommended to multiply the number of measurements. We recommend performing 3 consecutive measurements in the morning and 3 consecutive measurements in the evening for 5 to 7 consecutive days.

What is the point of "staying in the green zone" ?

Hy-Result® helps you to stay “in the green zone”, that is to say optimal blood pressure. When blood pressure is too high permanently (this is hypertension), it increases the risk of having a serious health event such as stroke (sometimes fatal), myocardial infarction also fatal), renal insufficiency..

When treatment lowers blood pressure (which allows you to “stay in the green”), it preserves your health by decreasing the risk of cardiovascular events. The effectiveness of the treatment against hypertension is perfectly demonstrated, it saves lives and limits the burden of the disease.

If I use Hy-Result, can I self-manage my blood pressure without my doctor's advice ?

No. Inform your doctor that you are using Hy-Result. If he does not know our system, suggest to him to visit the professional section of our website. He will form his own opinion about our scientific works.

How do I know if Hy-Result is reliable and suitable for me ?

Hy-Result is developed by hypertension specialists under the supervision of an international scientific committee. Before his launch, the algorithm was tested with 195 patients in a university hospital. The validation study was published in a North American medical journal. It is a very good level of reliability. Hy-result is suitable for most people, but there may be exceptions. Only your doctor can judge whether Hy-Result is suitable for you or not. For example, in people with cardiac arrhythmias (atrial fibrillation), sphygmonameters can give inaccurate measurements.

Why do you say that Hy-Result® improves drug safety?

Hy-Result® helps you to take your medications taking into account their advantages and disadvantages. Hy-Result’s reports suggest when your doctor can adjust doses of inadequate treatments.

Réponses rédigées par les Docteurs Nicolas Postel-Vinay et Guillaume Bobrie. Ces questions ont été posées sur les sites automesure.com et hy-result.com. Actualisation novembre 2016.