Home Health Monitors : Types of Blood Pressure Machines

Home Health Monitors : Types of Blood Pressure Machines

November 9, 2019 0 By Bertrand Dibbert


There are a number of different devices that
you can purchase to take your own blood pressure in your home. Generally, these devices fit
around some sort of part of your hand or arm. Some of them work for fingers. Some of them
work for wrists. Some of them take from the lower arm, sort of right here, below the elbow.
And then others are electronic versions of what nurse or medical assistant in your doctor’s
office, or your doctor himself or herself, might do. There’s an upper arm equivalent
of the other human taking your blood pressure. And there’s debate as to the level of accuracy
in these various types. The most important thing is that it always has fresh batteries
and you take your blood pressure roughly around the same time or times each day as blood pressure
can vary. Other things to remember when you’re taking your blood pressure are to not consume
caffeine or tobacco within 20 minutes of taking your blood pressure and to make sure you go
to the bathroom. Prices on these devices vary wildly. It’s another thing to consider when
buying one. Consider what’s going to be most convenient for you and consider what your
price range is. If you need super accurate blood pressure information, then paying 110
to 130 dollars for a digital upper arm cuff isn’t such a bad idea. Otherwise, the lower
end of blood pressure home devices tends to be about thirty or forty dollars.