High blood pressure is called the “silent killer” for a reason. There are no symptoms! Therefore it is a good idea to have your blood pressure checked periodically, and what better way that with a blood pressure monitor at home. Not only is is quick and effective, but you can avoid “White Coat Syndrome” that many people suffer when getting their blood pressure checked by a doctor.
Choosing a blood pressure monitor for use at home is not an easy task. Here are some tips to consider: The best option for most people is a digital home blood pressure monitor. While they are not as accurate as the mercury devices you see at your doctors, they don’t […]
Blood Pressure Monitors Before we look at how to use a home blood pressure digital monitor, and which ones are the best, let’s first consider what the blood pressure readings will mean. These figures are taken from the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute. Systolic Pressure Diastolic Pressure Normal < […]
Taking your own blood pressure is a ridiculous ordeal. Getting the cuff around your upper arm tightly and smoothly and in the right position is nearly impossible without help. Then just TRY to adjust things so you can see the dial. It’s ridiculous. It’s enough to make you go out […]
It’s always handy to know your normal blood pressure range. For example, recently I had a medical procedure to remove a suspicious lump from my side. Part of the “intake” evaluation was taking my blood pressure, which was 194/104. The nurse gave me a look of abject terror before asking […]
Sometimes, when I’m waiting for a prescription, I’ll take my blood pressure at that machine by the counter. I’ll do it three or four times, hoping for better numbers each time. I’ve considered asking the other customers if they want to start a betting pool on the next reading, but […]
I’m obsessed with those blood pressure monitors in the pharmacy aisle. You know the ones that you stick your arm into and they tell you not to talk and to stay really still and then your kids misbehave but you can’t reach for them or say anything because you’ll mess […]
Measuring your blood pressure is easy with any one of these accurate home blood pressure monitors.