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Blood Pressure Monitors

High blood pressure, or hypertension, affects one in three adults in the UK and increases the risk of a heart attack. However, there are no obvious symptoms, a third of those with high blood pressure are completely unaware that they have a problem.

Medical professionals routinely check for health problems by measuring vital signs. The measureme...

High blood pressure, or hypertension, affects one in three adults in the UK and increases the risk of a heart attack. However, there are no obvious symptoms, a third of those with high blood pressure are completely unaware that they have a problem.

Medical professionals routinely check for health problems by measuring vital signs. The measurement of blood pressure is important in the diagnosis and monitoring of a wide range of clinical conditions. Those over 40 should have their blood pressure checked by a doctor every five years.

If these stray from the normal range of values, they know that something is wrong and that a patient requires attention. Hospital patients are regularly checked for changes in their vital signs to assess their progress. They can also be used by sports scientists to assess levels of fitness.

These include pulse rate or heart rate, body temperature, blood pressure, respiratory rate. Breathing volumes are also valuable in the assessment of health and fitness.

A variety of devices is available for taking these measurements. Older methods using a pressure gauge and stethoscope to measure blood pressure are gradually being replaced by a range of modern instruments.

In the last few years, automatic digital devices have become commonplace in clinics and at home. Patients can be monitored more frequently, as they can be used effectively by nursing staff. They can even be used successfully at home.

Blood pressure is affected by a wide range of factors, including “white coat hypertension”. It is believed that as many as 25% of diagnoses of high blood pressure are due to the effect that having your blood pressure measured in a clinical environment can in itself raise your blood pressure. Home testing by the patient themselves can overcome this problem.

If you do decide to measure your blood pressure at home, you will need to get a home blood pressure monitor. If you need to choose the best home blood pressure monitor there is a wide range of home blood pressure monitors available, but it is important to be sure that the blood pressure monitor you choose is accurate and the right one for you.

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