When leaving the hospital, follow the discharge instructions closely. Patients are commonly instructed to avoid baths, scrubbing/rubbing the incision sites, lotions (unless prescribed), and too much sunlight.
Optimal blood pressure is less than 120/80 mm Hg (systolic pressure is 120 AND diastolic pressure is less than 80). Prehypertension is systolic pressure from 120-139 systolic OR diastolic pressure from 80-89. High blood pressure is systolic pressure of 140 or higher OR diastolic pressure of 90 or higher.