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Blood Pressure Monitors for the Wrist and Upper Arm
Blood pressure is an important indicator of our health. In many cases, if it is too high, this indicates an illness. Regular blood pressure checks are necessary in that case. In various medical facilities, measurements are often still carried out using a blood pressure cuff in combination with a stethoscope. Many of these facilities now also use digital and fully automatic blood pressure monitors. In private households, too, you can make good use of a blood pressure monitor for measuring your own blood pressure and pulse.
Order blood pressure monitors for your wrist or upper arm conveniently in our online shop. The measured values can be conveniently read from the digital display. It is also possible to save several data sets for long-term blood pressure measurement, depending on the device. Buy your blood pressure monitor now at Medicalcorner24®! For more information on blood pressure monitors, read on here at the end of this page.
How Does a Blood Pressure Monitor Work?
The arterial measurement of blood pressure is carried out on the wrist or the upper arm. With the blood pressure monitor for the upper arm and wrist, a cuff is put on and filled with air. The swelling cuff compresses the vessels in the arm until no more blood flows through them and no more pulse can be measured. The air is then slowly released so that the blood can flow suddenly. This sudden flow of blood can be heard as a sound, the pulse tone, through stethoscopes.
After this phase, the values are determined with the first and last audible pulse tone. The first value stands for the systolic and the second for the diastolic pressure. The term systole describes the phase in which the heart muscle contracts and releases blood into the aorta. If the heart muscle relaxes, one speaks of a diastole.
Fully automatic blood pressure monitors register the blood flow via a pressure sensor and calculate the result from the data received. The results of a blood pressure measurement are usually given in the unit mmHg (millimeter mercury). The normal blood pressure is around 120/80 mmHg. Permanent values above 140/90 mmHg are conspicuous and should be examined by a doctor as early as possible.
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What Is the Role of Blood Pressure?
Our blood pressure is dynamic and fluctuates throughout the day. In the event of stress or physical activity, it shoots up and adapts to the current demands on the body. This means that the muscles are better supplied with blood and supplied with sufficient oxygen during exertion. On the other hand, it sinks when you are resting and relaxing. It sinks to its lowest value during sleep. During sleep, the heart is no longer as challenged as it is during the day and can recover.
Many people, especially the elderly, rely on blood pressure monitors for their upper arm or wrist. Almost every third German suffers from so-called hypertension - high blood pressure. For the cardiovascular system, this means overload in the long term and can lead to heart attacks, strokes and various other diseases in the long term. The detection of hypertension should therefore be made as early as possible. With low blood pressure - hypotension - one does not usually speak of a disease. Nevertheless, a doctor should be consulted in the event of accompanying symptoms such as dizziness, headache or tiredness.
Measure Blood Pressure Correctly with the Blood Pressure Monitor
Blood pressure monitors at home make it easier for you to take care of yourself. For correct measurement results, the following things should be observed:
- always measure at the same time in the morning and in the evening
- rest for at least five minutes before taking the measurement
- avoid stress, smoking, coffee, alcohol and exercise at least half an hour beforehand
- place your arm in a comfortable and calm position
- always measure on the same arm
- the cuff on the blood pressure monitor must always be at heart level
- repeat the measurement after one minute and note the measured values
- use suitable blood pressure monitors if you have a heart rhythm disorder (arrhythmia)
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