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Blood Pressure Monitors
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High Blood Pressure, also known as Hypertension, is a consistently high blood pressure reading greater than 140 / 90. Blood pressure is the force of blood against the walls of arteries.
Blood Pressure is the force exerted by the blood on the surrounding arteries. The Blood Pressure is determined by the strength of the heart contraction, the resistance and elasticity of the arteries and the stickiness and volume of the blood.
A Blood Pressure reading measures the two extremes of Blood Pressure, called systole and diastole. The systolic reading takes the Blood Pressure at its highest point, when the heart is contracting. The diastolic reading takes the Blood Pressure at its lowest point, when the heart is relaxed. The systolic reading is always the highest number and is shown on top, for example: 120 (systolic) / 80 (diastolic).
Blood Pressure varies depending on gender, age, fitness level, diet, illness, weight, smoking, medication and even the time of day. High Blood Pressure accelerates damage to the arteries and formation of plaques on the artery walls, leading to atherosclerosis. It is a major risk factor for many forms of heart disease and stroke. People with blood pressure of 140/90 or higher on at least two occasions are said to have high blood pressure. If the levels remain high, the doctor will probably begin treatment. Patients with blood pressure readings of 200/120 or higher need treatment immediately. People with diabetes are treated if their blood pressure rises above 135/80, as this population already has a high risk of heart disease.
Consistently high blood pressure forces the heart to work far beyond its capacity. Besides injuring blood vessels, it can damage the brain, eyes, and kidneys. Even so, many people with high blood pressure do not realise they have the condition. Despite the tendency of Hypertension to cause serious damage it rarely causes symptoms and this is why Hypertension is often called "the silent killer". Left untreated, high blood pressure can lead to vision problems, as well as to heart attack, stroke, and other potentially fatal conditions, including kidney failure.
A recent scientific report identified people with blood pressure slightly higher than 120/80 as a category at high risk for Hypertension. This condition is called prehypertension and affects millions of men and women worldwide. A person diagnosed with prehypertension would not normally be advised to take medication unless another health issue exists. The person would be encouraged to begin lifestyle modifications to prevent stroke and heart disease. Lifestyle modifications include losing excess weight, exercising, limiting alcohol, following a heart-healthy, low-salt diet and quitting smoking.
The same report stated that for people over 50 years of age, systolic blood pressure is more important than diastolic blood pressure as a cardiovascular risk factor. The risk of heart disease and stroke begins to increase at a blood pressure of 115/75 which has prompted health experts to lower the acceptable normal range to promote more aggressive and earlier treatment of High Blood Pressure.
High Blood Pressure can be classified into either primary or secondary Hypertension. Primary Hypertension has no identifiable cause. About 90-95% of all Hypertension is Primary Hypertension. Primary Hypertension is thought to relate to a combination of lifestyle, environmental, dietary, hereditary and emotional factors. Secondary Hypertension has an identifiable cause such as kidney disease, hyperthyroidism, medication toxicity and various other conditions. Treatment of secondary Hypertension depends on the underlying condition.
Primary Hypertension does not have one single identifiable cause. The following conditions are often associated with High Blood Pressure:
- Kidney disease
- High cholesterol
- Excessive intake of sodium (salt), alcohol or caffeine
- Oral contraceptive pill, especially in women over 35 years who smoke.
- Lack of exercise.
Signs and Symptoms
High Blood Pressure often does not cause symptoms until organ damage occurs. For this reason it is important to have your blood pressure monitored regularly by a health professional. Signs of sudden, severe High Blood Pressure can include headaches, sweating, rapid pulse, shortness of breath, dizziness, sleeplessness and visual disturbances.
- Lifestyle changes are a critical part of managing High Blood Pressure. These measures include weight reduction, a healthy diet low in salt and high in fresh fruits, vegetables and calcium, reducing alcohol consumption, regular moderate physical activity, smoking cessation and stress management.
- Drug treatment in some cases.
- Regular monitoring of blood pressure.
One in seven Australian adults suffers from some form of high blood pressure, or hypertension (as it's known medically). If you are one of them, monitoring your condition regularly at home with a blood pressure monitor can be useful.
There are three types: automatic arm, automatic wrist, and manual arm. Automatic models inflate the cuff automatically, whereas manual models require you to inflate it yourself by pumping a bulb.
The LifeLine Elite monitor enables fast and reliable blood pressure measurement by use of the oscillometric method and allows storage of up to 40 completed readings in each of three memory zones for reference. This monitor is suitable for use by the majority of adults for self-monitoring of their blood pressure.
High blood pressure is a preliminary stage of some of the most dangerous of illnesses, but today it can be kept under good control. Measure your blood pressure regularly, so that you can have it treated medically at the right time.
Taking measurements is only worthwhile if the results are accurate. Incorrect results produce either carelessness or panic. You should therefore pay attention to quality when buying blood pressure monitors. Microlife monitors are successfully clinically tested by the famous validation protocols of the European, German and British Hypertension Societies.
Omron Deluxe Blood Pressure Monitor HEM-7130 The Omron Deluxe blood pressure monitor provides simple, reliable and accurate blood pressure measurement at the touch of a button. The Deluxe blood pressure monitor also incorporates a 60 reading memory with date and time.
All the essential functions for blood pressure monitoring in a smart compact unit. The UA-651 was designed with A&D's original concept of blood pressure monitors for easy and accurate monitoring in mind. With a 3-line display and one-touch operation, it retains our fundamental principle of designing easy-to-use monitors.
A&D Medical manufactures and distributes a wide range of highly accurate, reliable Blood Pressure Monitors and health related products.
A&D is a recognized leader in the field of Professional and Home Health Care devices, we are known for "Technology You Can Trust" and work continuously to research and develop products that are innovative, of excellent quality and are user friendly.
Omron Healthcare is the world's leading manufacturer and distributor of digital blood pressure monitors for home use. Omron uses exclusive "IntelliSense technology" to accurately provide fast and
comfortable blood pressure measurements.
Malouf Manly Pharmacy specialises in a range brands and models of Blood Pressure Monitors including Omron, A&D, Mircolife and Lifeline. All units offer various functionalities, and manufacturer warranty. Let our in-store staff advise you of a unit that will be suitable for you and provide you the information to make an informed decision. Many private health funds offer rebates on Blood Pressure Monitors and we will assist you by providing a claimable receipt.