July 22, 2008

Using Blood Pressure Monitor At Home

by Javier Fuller

Hypertension and high blood pressure are alternative beats of the same heart. Do not neglect this serious type of disturbance in your system. Do not be under the impression that these high and lows happen in life!

Now, having the blood pressure monitor alone is not going to solve your problem. Monitor needs your cooperation. The number of blood pressure patients is rising all over the world. So are the types of blood pressure monitors. Many of the drug stores do also keep such machines as a customer facility. But the advantages of having your own monitor at home are many.

There is going to be some fluctuation in the measurement of the blood pressure if you take it home or in your doctor's chamber. These little fluctuations are of academic interest only. Actually they have nothing to do with the basic condition of your health.

But if you are a confirmed blood pressure patient, to own a monitor is worthwhile, to enable you keep a constant watch about the change in the blood pressure level, so that you can provide an accurate data to your doctor for his examination.

As already said, the number and types of monitors available in the market are many. Blood pressure monitor costing as low as $25 to the costly ones ranging up to $300 are easily available. They are manual, electric as well as battery operated. The costly ones have many features as well.

Some models inflate automatically, some need to be manipulated manually. Most of the blood pressure monitors display pulse rate as well as blood pressure reading.

There are blood pressure monitors that give a warning in case of a missing heartbeat.
Accessories like carrying case, note pad to keep the recordings and battery can be taken as sale promotion items. Nevertheless, they are very useful to you.

Now that you have the monitor, don't consider yourself to be safe. It is just a tool. You are the actual person to control your blood pressure. That can be done through regular exercises, proper diet control, and with the removal of all those negativities that contributed to your blood pressure.

Also, just because you have the monitor, don't make a chronic habit of taking the reading now and then. Have a fixed time table and a regular chart to note down the blood pressure readings.

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