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Dr.Armughan Riaz
M.B.B.S, Dip Card
Consultant Cardiologist

 

How to Use a Home blood pressure monitor?

How to Use a Home blood pressure monitor, Types of blood pressure monitors include the upper arm monitors and the wrist monitors with the former being used by most of the doctors and regarded as more steadfast than the wrist monitor.

How to Use a Home blood pressure monitor?

 

How to Use a Home blood pressure monitor? It is very vital to keep a check on the level of your blood pressure, especially if you are hypertensive or you are having a tough lifestyle where you might get stressed at times. Screening your blood pressure regularly will actually help you to control it. You will take appropriate measures according to the situation with the help of the doctor. 140 over 90 mm/Hg is regarded as high blood pressure when you need to take measures to treat it on emergency basis. 120 over 80 mm/Hg is the ideal blood pressure which we all must maintain to avoid heart disease and chances of stroke. This Article will show you how to use a Home Blood Pressure Monitor.

How to Use a Home blood pressure monitor

how to use home blood pressure monitor Types of blood pressure monitors include the upper arm monitors and the wrist monitors with the former being used by most of the doctors and regarded as more steadfast than the wrist monitor, which is scrupulously tested these days. BP monitors are very important devices provided you can use it correctly so that you may get reliable results which will help you to take required measures. Also you have to be careful about one more thing which is that you must make sure that the BP monitor is clinically validated, which means that it is tested properly clinically to get accurate results. Coming back to upper arm monitor, it is recommended that an elderly person uses it for proper results but can be used by people of all ages.

Following points are needed to be cared about while using ahome BP monitor, though it is very simple to use:

  • · Your blood pressure can be different before meal and after meal, also after the exercise. So you must measure your blood pressure at the same time of the day, daily.
  • · BP changes throughout the day with the morning and the evening readings tending to be very different from each other, so it is recommended to check your BP twice a day – at the mentioned times.
  • · At the time of measurement note the time and date and record them also along with, of course, the systolic and diastolic blood pressures. But measure the pulse as well and record it.
  • · It would be better to calm down your nerves and don’t get stressed; otherwise the blood pressure readings will show a rise. If you are in ‘fight or flight’ situation, don’t measure your BP.
  • · If you are not sure that the readings are valid; then measure the BP again to make it sure to yourself.
  • · Sharing of your BP data with your doctor is mandatory for obvious reasons, because he has to adjust your medications and recommend you diet and exercise plans according to your body’s situation, which you must not do by yourself.
  • · Again it is important that the person should use an upper arm monitor instead of the wrist monitor, provided he is a pensioner with lingering or severe vascular disease.

 



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