HoMedics Upper Arm Blood Pressure Monitor BPA-2000-EU
I will be giving you all the pros and cons of each one, including:
their reading time
value for money
ease of use and clarity of display
I have purposely ignored all the wrist monitors purely because so many people have a problem getting an accurate reading from them. This is probably not because of the units themselves but more to do with the ease of placing the monitor correctly on the wrist. The cuff monitors are renowned for being generally more accurate because the cuff is placed on a larger area ie. the upper arm and this placement is not quite so critical as the wrist monitor placement. Continue reading Best Blood Pressure Monitors – Home Use – Part 1→
If your blood pressure is between 90 and 120 systolic, that is considered to be healthy as your risk of cardio vascular disease and stroke is minimal. At 140 systolic blood pressure you will have twice the risk of dying from a heart attack or stroke than if your level was normal. This is the level at which your doctor will likely prescribe medication to bring your blood pressure down. You will also probably be advised to change your diet to healthier options, take more exercise and lose some weight if you are, in fact, overweight. At a level of 160 systolic pressure, your risk is doubled yet again ie. you are 4 times more likely to die from a heart attack or stroke than if your blood pressure was normal. So for every 20mmHg rise, your risk of death from a heart attack or stroke doubles, so at a level of 180 systolic you are 8 times more likely to die of a heart attack or stroke and the risk goes on up the scale. Continue reading Blood Pressure and Magnesium Deficiency – Part 2→
Before I go any further, I want to give an explanation of blood pressure and why it’s so important. Blood pressure is a measurement of the amount of pressure exerted on the inside of arteries. This pressure is generated during the contraction and relaxation of the ventricles (the left and right main chambers of the heart).