Blood Pressure Support
High blood pressure (HBP) is a serious condition that can lead to coronary heart disease, heart failure, stroke, kidney failure, and other health problems. “Blood pressure” is the force of blood pushing against the walls of the arteries as the heart pumps out blood. If this pressure rises and stays high over time, it can damage the body in many ways
Blood Pressure Monitors
Blood pressure monitor is a device used to measure blood pressure, composed of an inflatable cuff to collapse and then release the artery under the cuff in a controlled manner, and a mercury or aneroid manometer to measure the pressure.
Blood pressure is the force of ventricular contractions, arterial wall elasticity, peripheral vascular resistance, and blood volume and viscosity affects blood pressure, which is the lateral force that blood exerts on arterial walls. Blood pressure consist of systolic pressure and diastolic pressure readings.
If you have high blood pressure and you’re looking for any type of blood pressure device, be it an Omron blood pressure monitor, or an aneroid sphygmomanometer, or another kind of blood pressure checker, you’ve come to the right place. AvaCare Medical carries a vast selection of wrist blood pressure monitors, and much more. We’re proud to provide our customers with nearly every type of blood pressure device available today:
Aside from our full selection of home blood pressure monitors, we also provide our site visitors with a wealth of well-researched, expert information on the topic of blood pressure. Discover how to get an accurate blood pressure test, find out how to choose a blood pressure monitor, and learn the answers to many other questions you’ve been wondering about ever since you found out that you’ve got high blood pressure.
How to Choose a Blood Pressure Monitor
The first thing to think about when choosing a blood pressure checker is whether you need an arm or wrist blood pressure monitor. Wrist blood pressure monitors are usually more comfortable and lightweight than arm monitors, but can be slightly less accurate, since it’s harder to properly position the wrist than it is to do so with the arm.
Once you’ve decided on whether to search for an arm or wrist monitor, here are a few more things to bear in mind.
- Accuracy: For patients with hypertension, it is extremely important to monitor blood pressure regularly and be aware of exact measurements. For this reason, a blood pressure monitor from a high quality brand such as Omron will ensure accuracy and, in turn, ensure better health care.
- Price: Good quality home blood pressure monitors can cost between $50 and $100. Look for a blood pressure machine in that price range. And do make sure to find out if your insurance will cover this health expense or not!Of course, health is priceless, and that’s something that no one should ever forget. If you believe that you will benefit from a more expensive blood pressure checker, and purchasing such a model won’t have you feeling stressed out (which will defeat the purpose of purchasing it), then go for the costlier one.
- User-Friendliness: Check out the blood pressure monitor reviews to see if the BP machines you’re looking into are easy to use. If it sounds like it’s going to be really complicated, skip it. There’s no need for you to get stressed out just from trying to figure out how to take your blood pressure!
- Focus on Features: You’ll want certain features depending on your needs. There are BP machines that can detect irregular heartbeat, ones with several cuffs, some with large, easily visible digits, and others with different features. See if you can find a BP machine that offers the features you want.