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.
It can be influenced by several factors e.g.:
The table on the right is an example of one person’s blood pressure taken at various stages throughout the day. This shows great variations and also reveals another reason why 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 48 readings to its memory, with time & date, so you can record & show your GP.
The Braun ExactFit can be used throughout the day, it measures both systolic and diasystolic pressure (both readings provide important information about the health of a person), 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 BP46000 Upper Arm Blood Pressure Monitor comes with two cuff sizes, so you know you have the correct fit & further more 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.
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