How to measure your blood pressure?
July 25, 2020

Understanding Blood Pressure Monitor Machine

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A blood pressure monitor can be one of many devices used to measure blood pressure. They can be simple cuffs with a hand pump that gradually inflates the cuff. More often, doctors and hospitals have turned to monitors that are powered by electricity and give digital readouts of systolic (upper number) and diastolic (lower number) pressure. Most types of the blood pressure monitor have at least two components. They feature the cuff, which may wrap around the arm, wrist or even a finger, and they have a display or dial to read blood pressure numbers. Additional components can include connections between the cuff and an inflating device, and possibly a stethoscope.

Many people are choosing to use a wrist blood pressure monitor at home instead of a more standard arm cuff. An alternative to obtaining blood pressure readings high on the arm with a blood pressure cuff, a wrist blood pressure monitor can be easily used at home for a quick and accurate reading. Explore our online store for a wide selection of blood pressure monitors and other medical equipment. There are many brands of Blood pressure monitors in Nigeria which we shall be looking at later.

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WHAT IS HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE?

Blood pressure is a measurement of the force your arterial walls experience as your blood circulates. The measurement feature two numbers. The systolic (top) number refers to the pressure that your heart exerts as it sends blood rushing through your body. The diastolic (bottom) number refers to the pressure experienced between heartbeats, when your heart is not working so hard.

Normal blood pressure is a systolic reading that’s equal to or less than 120 and a diastolic reading equal to or less than 80. If your systolic reading is consistently above 135 and your diastolic reading is above 85, you very likely have hypertension, or high blood pressure. Read about How to measure your blood pressure

 

WHO CAN BENEFIT FROM AN BLOOD PRESSURE MONITOR?

It’s a good idea for everyone to maintain an awareness of their blood pressure. By tracking your blood pressure at home, you’re alerted to any high blood pressure issues  that might arise. This knowledge could lead to an early diagnosis and the treatment of a potential problem as soon as possible.

If your doctor has already diagnosed you with high blood pressure, an at-home monitor allows you to track your treatment to see how you’re responding to medication, diet, and exercise changes. It can also help motivate you to make healthy choices that positively impact your blood pressure.

Many people experience an increase in blood pressure at the doctor’s office as a result of anxiety. For this reason, an at-home monitor provides a bit of extra data that can help confirm if you really do have high blood pressure.

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ARM BP MONITOR VS. WRIST BP MONITOR

Most BP monitors are either upper arm wrist blood pressure monitors.

Arm blood pressure monitors

An arm blood pressure monitor features a cuff that is placed around the bicep and automatically inflates to determine blood pressure. Arm monitors are usually more accurate than other types of monitors and can alert you to especially dangerous readings.

Wrist blood pressure monitors

A wrist blood pressure monitor includes a cuff that fits around the wrist. Wrist monitors tend to be smaller in size, but they are usually more comfortable for the wearer. However, a wrist monitor may not be as accurate as an arm monitor.

 

BP MONITOR MACHINE  BRANDS IN NIGERIA

The most popular blood pressure monitor brand in Nigeria is Omron. When it comes to home blood pressure monitors, Omron is a trusted brand that provides accurate results to help you take control of your health. But Omron offers so many models that it can be difficult to know which is best for you. Some popular Omron BP monitors include Omron M2 Basic, Omron M2 Eco, Omron M6 Comfort Upper Arm, Omron 5 Series, 7 Series and 10 Series among others

Other blood pressure monitor brands in Nigeria include Samvine BP Monitor, Andon Blood Pressure Machine etc.

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