Blood Pressure Monitors
Blood pressure monitors (sphygmomanometers) have become an essential medical tool in healthcare, as they allow people to monitor their blood pressure quickly and accurately.
A blood pressure monitor is the force of blood against the walls of the arteries, which are responsible for the circulation of blood in the body. In order to maintain good health, blood pressure must remain within a healthy range. When blood pressure is too low, it can lead to dizziness, fainting, and other symptoms associated with inadequate circulation. If blood pressure is too high, it can lead to heart disease, organ damage, and other serious health conditions.
The use of blood pressure monitors is particularly beneficial for those who suffer from high blood pressure or hypertension, as it allows them to monitor readings and make the necessary lifestyle changes to keep their health under control. In addition, it is a valuable medical tool for healthcare professionals as well, as it allows doctors and nurses to accurately measure a patient's blood pressure during a physical examination.
Blood pressure monitors can help detect arrhythmias and other heart conditions, as well as provide information about a person's overall health.
Before using a blood pressure monitor, be sure to read the instructions for use. Different blood pressure monitors have different instructions for use, and careful adherence to these instructions will ensure that you get an accurate blood pressure reading.
When measuring your blood pressure, make sure you do not move around too much and do not talk. When using a blood pressure monitor for the first time, take two readings a few minutes apart to get an accurate blood pressure reading. After that, take a reading every day or every other day to monitor blood pressure readings over time.
The values for blood pressure are divided into 4 categories and range from normal values to the stage of hypertension. If the readings fall into two different categories, then the correct reading is considered to be the one in the higher category. The 'high' blood pressure is systolic and the 'low' is diastolic
- Normal blood pressure: systolic < 120 mm and diastolic < 80 mm
- Pro-tension: systolic 120-139mm and diastolic: 80-89mm
- Stage 1 hypertension: systolic 140-159mm and diastolic: 90-99mm
- Stage 2 hypertension: systolic > 160mm and diastolic > 100mm