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Bayer Blood Pressure Monitor

High blood pressure or hypertension as it is called can be very serious if not controlled. High blood pressure can be silent within a body for many years before symptoms appear. If not checked the problems can lead to a big disruption in your life style, causing disability or even a heart attack. Monitoring your blood pressure on a regular basis can help you spot a problem early enough for it to be controlled. Busy people lead busy lives and cannot always attend proper medical checkups, even if you can, a Bayer blood pressure monitor in your home means you can check your blood pressure any time you are concerned. Certain life style habits can increase your chance of high blood pressure, stress, caffeine, obesity, smoking, lack of physical exercise to name a few. Changing some of your bad habits can reduce the risk but there are also factors inherent in your make up like age, race and family genetics that you can do nothing about but stay alert for any increases in your own blood pressure readings. When you read your blood pressure  you are measuring the amount of blood pumping around the body and the resistance to the blood flow in the arteries. You are actually taking two readings; the diastolic and systolic. You will often see the measurements written as two numbers. Your blood pressure does not stay the same it can be effected by a number of factors for example your sleep pattern or physical activity. Normally a good time to read your blood pressure is after a period of rest about 5-10 minutes, and before you have a cup of coffee and a cigarette! You may need to take your blood pressure a number of times a day to note any fluctuations but then identify a regular time to take it daily if required.

  • The Systolic measures the blood pressure when the heart is pumping blood.
  • The Diastolic measures the blood pressure between the beats when the heart is at rest.

 

Diagram showing the systolic and diastolic blood pressure readings
Blood Pressure reading.

The measurement is taken in millimeters of Mercury (mmHg) the first reading is the ‘systolic’ and the second lower reading is the ‘diastolic’; read more about blood pressure readings and how they can affect you online. A Bayer blood pressure monitor or an Omron m2 blood pressure monitor makes taking your blood pressure easy. Gone are the days of sphygmomanometers, new tech and design makes reading your blood pressure very straightforward.

Sphygmomanometer with self read display  and no control over cuff pressure
Older style blood pressure monitor
omron m2 blood pressure monitor easy use monitor with Intelligence Technology
omron m2 blood pressure monitor

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Today’s digital blood pressure monitors can include an upper arm cuff with Intelligence Technology; this means the cuffs will not become too tight on the arm and give a false reading. The automatic monitors also show if the cuff has been placed correctly. The display indicates the reading on clear easy to read large displays. There is also a reference to previous readings for comparison. Depending on the model of monitor it will also indicate if an irregular heart beat is found. Follow the manuals carefully when using your blood pressure monitor, normally available as downloads, but as a general rule, sit with your arm at heart level, ensure you have an empty bladder (a full one gives higher readings) remove any tight arm clothing, and sit up straight on a chair legs uncrossed. If you are concerned your blood pressure is too high you need to see your Dr to have him view your readings and make a thorough control. Blood pressure readings are affected by many factors as outlined above and if you do have a high reading then there are a number of options open to you. Your Doctor may prescribe a course of medication to manage the high blood pressure. Losing weight, keeping to a low salt diet, eating plenty of fruit and vegetables and exercising will all assist you in controlling your high blood pressure. Stopping smoking and reducing alcohol intake needs to be seriously considered for a healthier life style. Regular blood pressure checks can be non intrusive into your day when you have your own blood pressure monitor. Buying a blood pressure monitor for personal use could be the best investment you can make for your health but it is important that you discuss your readings with your Doctor.

 

Omron M2 Basic Blood Pressure Monitor

There are a number of fully automatic blood pressure monitors in the market, and the Omron M2 is certainly one of the best. It is incredibly simple and easy to use, which means that you don’t have to be technologically gifted in order to use this product. This is one of the main reasons why the Omron M2 has become a popular gadget in the blood pressure monitor market.

The Omron M2 has a small and simple design, making it portable. In fact, every aspect of its design makes it easy to use, especially for those who are older and those who are not too comfortable with using complicated technology. There is an easy-to-read display screen on the monitor which is ideal for senior citizens and those who have difficulty seeing. The blood pressure monitor is quite accurate as well, and it does not take too much time either. In a matter of minutes, you will have your blood pressure reading, one that is as accurate as the one you would have gotten at the doctor’s office.

The Omron M2 is an upper arm blood monitor and it’s fully automatic. It comes with Intellisense technology that makes sure that the arm cuff does not apply too much pressure on your arm, thereby giving an artificially high blood pressure learning. There is a hypertension indicator on the monitor that will let you know if your blood pressure reading is higher than the recommended level as well.

The blood pressure monitor comes in a number of different sizes to make sure that the cuff perfectly fits your arm. Omron is one of the leading healthcare gadget companies in the world- so you can most certainly trust it’s quality and the kind of warranty you receive from the same.