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Types of Blood Pressure Monitors to Keep a Tab on Your Sugar Levels

by Dynamix Group Writer

The human body comprises of many different organs that function in a synchronized manner. Heart – one of the most vital organs in the human body functions as a pump responsible for controlling the flow of blood, oxygen, and food throughout the body. There’s a closed network of blood vessels-arteries and veins through which the blood moves. The pressure exerted by the blood on the walls of arteries and veins is known as blood pressure or BP.

 

What are the implications of high/low BP?

Measured in millimeters of mercury or mmHg, BP is one of the most vital signs indicating good or poor health. The highest pressure exerted by the heart in a healthy body is 120mmHg (systolic BP).  The ideal lowest pressure is 80mmHg (diastolic BP). When blood pressure is consistently below or above these set standards, it is known as hypotension or hypertension respectively.

BP is affected by factors such as nutrition, heredity, extreme temperatures, inappropriate sleep, and exercise. Maintaining a healthy BP is important across all ages, especially during old age. This can be done with the help of the following:

·         Maintaining a healthy weight

·         Mild daily exercise

·         Keeping track of BP

·         Healthy eating habits

What is a blood pressure monitor?

Blood pressure checker or monitor is a device specifically designed to check the BP. Also known as a sphygmomanometer, it consists of the following:

 

·        A mechanical manometer that has a vertical glass column containing mercury or gauge.

·        An inflatable cuff which is to be wrapped around the arm at the same level as the heart. Its purpose is to restrict the flow of blood.

·        A rubber ball which is connected to the cuff for the purpose of inflating it.

 

 

On the basis of the two methods employed to measure the BP, Blood pressure monitor are of two types- manual and digital BP monitors. Manual blood pressure monitors can be further divided into aneroid based or mercury-based which is determined by the absence or presence of the mercury column.

1. Manual Blood Pressure Monitors:

The monitors with a rubber squeezer attached that needs to be pumped for the purpose of testing blood pressure are known as manual blood pressure monitors. When using them, a stethoscope is required to listen to the sound of blood pumping. These are highly efficient and accurate when used correctly.

2. Digital Blood Pressure Monitors:

Digital blood pressure monitors also look the same as manual ones comprising of a wrap to be used on the arm. However, certain parts of the device are digital. It also features a blood pressure detection that lets you save your last records to keep a better track over your blood pressure.  

Opting for a digital blood pressure monitor or a manual one depends on one’s personal choice. Whether you need to buy a blood pressure monitor or any other surgical device, Smart Medical Buyer is one of the most reliable destinations for all things medical. 


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