Advertising

4 Essential Tips to Choose the Right Blood Pressure Monitor

4 Essential Tips to Choose the Right Blood Pressure Monitor
Advertising

When it comes to the high blood pressure; it’s a silent killer with no apparent symptoms. As per the recent reports, 1 in 3 Americans have this medical condition. As compared to any other disease, it causes more strokes and heart attacks in the United States. In other research, it has been found that; it kills more people all over the globe than diabetes, obesity and smoking.

Have you recently been diagnosed with high blood pressure or hypertension, then all you need is a reliable and authentic blood pressure monitor, as it helps you keep track of your health? According to the medical experts; “it would be more accurate to take multiple reading at home as compared to visiting the hospital.”

When it comes to buying a blood pressure checker, you don’t need any doctor’s prescription. However, it’s better to ask your physician whether you need it or not?

Advertising

Types of Home Blood Pressure Monitors

Home blood pressure monitors are available in two types; wrist-cuff and arm-cuff models. If you narrow down your choice, don’t forget to consider the following such as; features, price, performance together with other attributes including style, color and size.

Arm Monitors

Arm monitors are the type of machines that automatically blows up the cuff and exhibit readings. Some of the monitors come with ‘risk category indicators’ which will display high readings. Some models will allow you to download the readings to your laptop or PC and share it with your personal physician.

Pros: Some arm monitor models are available with multiple user memories, with which more than one person in your household can use the machine to check and record the BP.

Advertising

Cons: It’s critical that the cuff appropriately fits the patient’s arm. If you are wearing it too loose or too tight, you might get the inaccurate readings.

Wrist Monitors

When it comes to the wrist blood pressure monitors, they are fully automatic and so convenient.  But they might show less accurate readings compared to arm monitors.

Pros: Wrist monitors are very lightweight, portable and compact.

Advertising

Cons: When wrist monitors take pressure measurements; they are very sensitive to body posture. You have to place the cuff at heart level to get the accurate reading.

Tips To Buy The Best Monitor For You

When it comes to buying the best blood pressure monitors, always choose a model that is top-scoring and has the features that make your testing easier. For instance, some monitor models allow the user to save the readings for more than one user. Don’t forget to check the customer ratings before buying the product. Here, I’m going to list down some of the tips that might assist you in choosing the right monitor for you;

1. Check the Fit

It’s the most important thing to consider when buying BP monitors. Always make sure that you’re getting the one with appropriate cuff fittings. The cuff should properly fit the circumference of your upper arm. Otherwise, it won’t display accurate readings.

Advertising

2. Think About Cost

One more tip in choosing the right blood pressure monitor is to check the ratings of the recommended models before finalizing the purchase. These machines are available in the price range of $45 to $80. However, it’s good to shop around, and don’t forget to check if your insurance covers BP monitors.

3. Choose The Monitor That Is Easy to Use

Choosing an easy-to-use monitor is good. Just make sure that it has intuitive and large buttons. Moreover, the operational directions and cuff’s user manual of the monitor must be clear.

4. Just Make Sure What Features You Need

When it comes to choosing the blood pressure monitors, there are several features that you need to look for including risk category indicator, pulse reader, heartbeat reader, multiple user memories, intuitive buttons and display, data averaging feature and memory download capacity.

Advertising

Featured photo credit: JOYMUSIC via i.ytimg.com

More by this author

6 Reasons Why French Press Makes the Best Coffee 9 Things To Remember If You Love Someone Who Doesn’t Easily Show Affection 12 Ways To Earn More Money While You Have A Full-Time Job 7 Steps to Reduce Your Laptop’s Fan Noise & Increase Speed 7 Ideas To Decorate Your Home Using LED Strip Lights

Trending in Product & Gadget

1 10 Best Power Banks to Top up Your Phone at Will on the Go 2 Check Out These 5 Air Purifiers If You Want Your Home Smelling Fresh 3 Never Fall Asleep On The Wheel Again 4 Misplaced Your Items? Get This Search Party 5 8 Important Factors of Website Development and Designing

Read Next

Advertising
Advertising

Last Updated on December 18, 2020

Can Technology have Biases Like Humans?

Can Technology have Biases Like Humans?
Advertising

Technology has taken a vantage leap in providing solutions for man. Before now, technology used to appear complex and would require a great deal of expertise to handle solutions available. Today, we have technology applicable in the simplest human activities as smart products with intelligent algorithms powering them as they make error-free judgments and provide intelligent and analytic solutions.

Does technology have all the answers?

This article from Credit Suisse, tells us that technology does not have all the answers because it has been found to exhibit “similar biases,” as humans. No one can discredit the impact of technology, but it is not totally free of human input and this is the reason we experience these biases in many areas we have technology holding foot.

Advertising

Creating technological solutions transparently

This article suggests that the process of creating technological solutions be made transparent and subject to contribution from many people who would end up as users of the product – male, female, young, old, learned, unlearned and all other preferences as we have them. It also underscores the importance of having women on product development teams. This approach is not sure to eliminate all forms of bias, but it is a good way to start in order to appraise the full benefits of technology.

Advertising

Technology as the connecting tool

Technology so far has been a major connecting tool amongst us humans. It is used and appreciated by all regardless of race, language and sex. In order to keep it less subjective to these arguments about human biases. I believe we should gather opinions on products and solutions before making them available to the public. This could be done by gathering input from intended target users and receiving feedback across the stages of production.

Advertising

“Recognizing the problem is a start…success will depend on inclusive technologies that meet this vast untapped market.” This cannot be more apt especially at a time when we look up to technology for solutions. We should not muzzle our progress with technology by battling algorithm bias. The first way to avoid this battle is by reading this article here.

Advertising

Advertising

Read Next