Ozeri BP4M CardioTech Premium Series Digital Arm Blood Pressure Monitor with Hypertension Color Alert Technology
It's a good idea to keep track of your blood pressure occasionally. Even if you've never had trouble in the past it's good to keep an eye on it. Sometimes you won't even know it and your blood pressure can be high or even too low which can cause problems that nobody wants.
I've got a thing with "white coat syndrome". I think everyone has heard of that and if you haven't then you're pretty fortunate. When I go to the doctor (or dentist) it makes me anxious and in turn, my blood pressure goes up. It's not a good situation, because when I find out it's high it makes me more anxious. My doctor told me to check it at home to see how it is when I'm relaxed, so a good blood pressure monitor was needed. Besides me, my husband has high blood pressure and takes medication but wants to start checking it at home to keep on track.
First of all the monitor comes with 4 AA batteries so you're all set to try it out right away. They are easily inserted by sliding the battery cover off. To use the arm cuff all you do is insert the air plug into the air jack of the monitor. Place your arm through the cuff, making sure that the tubing is positioned in line with the middle of your inner forearm. Then pull the velcro flap up and over the arm cuff. You can use either your left or right arm for measurement, with the same process.
To take your readings it is recommended to rest your arm on a table and make sure that the cuff is at the same level as your heart. My husband sat in his recliner and put his arm on the arm rest and it worked fine. Also make sure that there are no kinks in the air tubing so you don't have any restrictions in the airflow. The monitor can be used with three different people and can be set to show the date and time of their recordings.
The monitor is able to store 1197 blood pressure readings (399 x 3 users) and has an advanced hypertension indicator which shows systolic and diastolic readers.
Green - Indicates a normal blood pressure level
Orange - Indicates pre-hypertension
Red - Indicates hypertension
We love the Ozeri BP4M CardioTech Premium Series Digital Arm Blood Pressure Monitor with Hypertension Color Alert Technology. My husband's reading was accurate and at the normal level so he was pretty happy about that. Now it will be my turn to try it out next!