Blood Pressure



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Using Home Blood Pressure Monitors

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 < … Continue reading



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Omron HEM-711 DLX Automatic Blood Pressure Monitor

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 … Continue reading



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Omron HEM-650 Wrist Blood Pressure Monitor with APS (Advanced Positioning Sensor)

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 … Continue reading



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Omron HEM-790IT Automatic Blood Pressure Monitor with Advanced Omron Health Management Software

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 … Continue reading



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Omron HEM-780 Automatic Blood Pressure Monitor with ComFit Cuff

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 … Continue reading



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Could Pre-eclampsia be an autoimmune disease?

Researchers at the University of Texas Medical School in Houston say they have found evidence that pre-eclampsia my be an autoimmune disease.  Scientists were able to induce symptoms similar to pre-eclampsia in pregnant mice by administering auto-antibodies that were isolated from women suffering from pre-eclampsia. In animals at least, the … Continue reading



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Pregnancy and high blood pressure

Pregnant women can be at risk of various problems that they would probably not be worried about if they were not pregnant.  These problems can include things like gestational diabetes, but also high blood pressure. Obviously, with the delicate nature of blood vessels, high blood pressure can be a big … Continue reading



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Recommended Reading

Further Reading The following books are related to high blood pressure and offer more information on this topic. Your Body’s Many Cries For Water – Dr. F. Batmanghelidj An amazing book which contradicts much of the common advise given to patients suffering from a wide range of illnesses. Dr. Batmanghelidj … Continue reading



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High Blood Pressure Symptoms

Unfortunately, there are often no symptoms of high blood pressure – which is why it is often called the “silent killer”. You will often find out you suffer from high blood pressure (hypertension) on a routine visit to the doctor, or when going to see the doctor about another complaint … Continue reading