At home people are more relaxed and hence it is better to have a blood pressure monitor at home. When using the blood pressure apparatus, the blood pressure patients had to endure the discomfort of the undue pressure exerted as the blood pressure cuffs got inflated. Due to this inconvenience many times when patients check their readings at home by themselves, they might not inflate the cuffs properly, thus resulting in discrepancies in blood pressure readings. To correct these inaccuracies alternative ways had to be evolved. This paved the way for the evolving of the wrist blood pressure monitor.
Features Of Wrist Blood Pressure Monitors
The wrist blood pressure monitors are in the form of cuffs, which can be wrapped around the hand. The blood pressure readings and the pulse rates are shown on the large digital display. Besides, the wrist blood pressure monitors also displays the date and time and stores the data as records up to the last thirty measurements, to consult later whenever necessary. The records are stored automatically. There is no need to press the memory button after taking measurements. Furthermore, the memory cannot be cleared. The wrist blood pressure monitor is much smaller than the arm cuff blood pressure monitor. They are lightweight and weigh much lesser than the arm cuff blood pressure monitors. Moreover, they are also much simpler and easier to use. The wrist blood pressure monitors are convenient to use as they can be put on like a wristwatch.
Many of the wrist blood pressure monitors have warranties. The wrist blood pressure monitors are battery operated. Many of the models give extra batteries and have their own carrying case. As the wrist circumference is not as varied as the upper arm circumference, more than one person can use the wrist blood pressure monitor in a household, if needed. The wrist blood pressure monitor readings are particularly closer to the arterial catheter measurements of the major arteries, which are most accurate than the upper arm cuff monitor readings.
How To Use The Wrist Blood Pressure Monitors
The important thing about wrist blood pressure monitor is that after wrapping it around the wrist, they have to be held at the level of the heart while taking the blood pressure reading. Some of the wrist blood pressure monitor models have interactive displays with position sensor arrows, which inform you when you hold the wrist at the correct position. In the models with no such displays, the proper procedures are explained in the instructions. One best way to make sure to get accurate measurement while using the wrist blood pressure monitors is to take the reading while lying down.
The accurate recordings of the blood pressure helps the doctor to understand which food and at what time causes fluctuations and makes you vulnerable to rise in your blood pressure. This helps the doctor to prescribe you the appropriate medicines and advice you on your diet. The wrist blood pressure monitors can be purchased online or from the local pharmacy or the medical stores. They cost less than the arm cuff monitors and are available between forty and hundred dollars, according to their features.