In the UK about half of people over 65, and about 1 in 4 middle aged adults, have high blood pressure (sometimes called hypertension). This can lead to serious health problems such as kidney disease, heart attacks and strokes. There is no cure to high blood pressure but monitoring and a healthy lifestyle can be enough to keep it under control.
Naturally, if you care about your health, you care about your blood pressure. To treat hypertension successfully, your doctor may recommend that you take your blood pressure at home regularly, and record the results. This information can be very valuable for your treatment - but only if it is accurate. Blood Pressure measured in a doctors office only provides a momentary value. Repeated measurements at home better reflect one's actual blood pressure value under everyday conditions. Moreover, many people have different blood pressure when they measure at home because they tend to be more relaxed than when in the doctors office, blood pressure can often appear artificially elevated due to ‘white coat syndrome’. Regular blood pressure measurements taken at home can provide your doctor with valuable information on your normal blood pressure values under actual 'everyday' conditions.
Blood pressure changes throughout the day:
It can be influenced by several factors e.g.:
• Physical Activities
• Emotional Status
• Time of the day
• Consumption of alcohol, coffee, tea
• Breathing Cycle
People’s blood pressure changes throughout the say due to the reasons above. The variations can be great which is why going to the doctors for one single measurement is not always enough. A home kit can be extremely useful in giving a persons ‘true’ blood pressure. The doctor can only take this measurement once in the day which does not always provide an accurate picture. This product can store 99 readings to its memory, with time & date, so you can record & show your GP.
Practical for use every day
This monitor can be used throughout the day, it measures both systolic and diasystolic pressure (both readings provide important information about health), and comes with a compact storage case so that you can easily take it anywhere with you. The auto shut off function makes the free AA batteries last even longer.
The Braun BP59000 Upper Arm Blood Pressure Monitor comes with one cuff size to fit all (23~43 cm arm circumference), so you can share it with your family. It is clinically validated to AAMI (Association for the Advancement of Medical Instruments), giving you reassurance that the readings are accurate if the device is used correctly.
This is the top of the range model with additional important features for added assurance- such as detecting irregular heartbeat and morning hypertension, which is a key indicator of increase risk of strokes. The advanced averaging function provides morning, evening and full day averages for improved blood pressure control. 2 years warranty.
* Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation
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