Blood Pressure Monitors
CAUTION: Always consult your Doctor!
Idealy most adults should have blood pressure readings within the range of 120 over 80 (120/80) to 140 over 90 (140/90). If, when taking your blood pressure, either with an upper-arm or wrist model, your blood pressure is within this range, you should you should take steps to maintain or in the case of the higher reading, try to prevent it from rising higher.
If you have high blood pressure, the higher your risk of developing health problems. For example, someone with a blood pressure level of 135 over 85 (135/85) is twice as likely to have a heart attack or stroke as someone with a reading of 115 over 75 (115/75).
Polygon Direct supply a number of very good blood pressure monitors for you to keep a check on your own blood pressure. However, you must always consult your Doctor before using them.
When taking you blood pressure there are a number of guidelines which you should follow in order to achieve the best and most consistent results. Thers are;
- Sit or lie down for at least 5-10 mins before measuring
- Avoid taking a meal, smoking, exercising, bathing, drinking, Alcohol, caffeine, or tea for at least 30 minutes before taking any measurement.
- Avoid measuring when you feel anxiety or are in tension.
- Avoid urination or bowel movement before measuring.
- In order to read the accurate value, please sit or lie down to measure. Rest your left arm on the table and use a cushion or pillow as bolster. With left palm face up and keep the cuff at the same level as your heart.
- Keep calm and relax yourself, avoid talking when measuring.
- When you retake a measurement, please take a 5-10 minutes' break. The break can be longer if necessary, depending on the physiological condition of the individual.
- Keep the records for your physician as reference.
- Be reminded that one measurement can't provide you with real blood pressure value, only with long-term record will reveal your real blood pressure.
- Remain still and do not talk or move during the measurement.
Using the blood pressure chart: Read your top number (systolic) from the blood pressure chart and then read your bottom number (diastolic). Where the two meet is your blood pressure.
- if your top number is 140 or more - then you may have high blood pressure, regardless of your bottom number.
- if your bottom number is 90 or more - then you may have high blood pressure, regardless your top number.
- if your top number is 90 or less - then you may have low blood pressure, regardless of your bottom number.
- if your bottom number is 60 or less - then you may have low blood pressure, regardless of your top number.