As I approach forty in the coming year, my health becomes more and more important to me. I really should have always taken better care of myself but the reality is; we become more conscious of it as we age.
For the most part, physicals just happen once a year so checking things like my blood pressure between Doctor visits is important! It’s an indicator of something being wrong and being able to tell the Doctor what’s been going on is helpful for them in providing a diagnosis.
I like the Ozeri Pro Series because of it’s ease of use. When I think about the way they do it in the Doctor’s office; I doubt I would accurately be able to check.
There are several things I really like about this method. The digital screen is the main thing. It’s all there written out for me without having to calculate or interpret anything. The other thing I really like is that it goes on your wrist so that you can easily look at it and use it. It even has instructions on the strap itself so you can’t lose them and have them right where you need them.
There is really no trial and error or learning curve. I followed the directions and figured it out the first time.
Another really cool feature is that you can store up to 180 readings (90 each for 2 people) so if your blood pressure is something you need to regularly track; you don’t have to write it down or try to remember it. You can even get an average done for you to report to your Doctor.
This comes with everything you need, even the batteries and a nice storage case to keep it in.
While I don’t need to regularly track my blood pressure yet, I do often check just to make sure I’m on track. This would be especially helpful for those that need to take regular readings. Ozeri is always great quality and at a really affordable price!
CardioTech products offer clinically proven technology and are used by physicians and hospitals around the world. Unlike traditional blood pressure monitors that inflate to 170 mmHg or higher by default, the Ozeri CardioTech Blood Pressure Monitor is an advanced wrist cuff monitor with MWI (Measure While Inflate) technology that automatically inflates to the appropriate level (no adjustments required) while reducing measurement time. This advanced capability adds convenience and ease of use to those with conditions (such as arrhythmia) that lead to fluctuating blood pressure. With ample memory, the Ozeri CardioTech Blood Pressure Monitor stores up to 180 blood pressure readings with date and time Memory recall (90 readings x 2 users), and automatically classifies each blood pressure reading according to World Health Organization hypertension guidelines. It also calculates average blood pressure readings based on the 3 most recent readings, and detects irregular heart (Arrhythmia) for an improved understanding of your heart’s health. Based on a wrist cuff design, the Ozeri CardioTech Blood Pressure Monitor is especially helpful for users with above average arm sizes and it stores compactly in a carrying case for travel. Compact, portable and simple-to-use, the Ozeri CardioTech Blood Pressure Monitor is backed by a 5 year warranty, and ships with 2 AAA batteries included, a carrying case and user manual.
– Ensure that you are not eating, talking, laughing or smoking for at least 5 minutes before a measurement.
– Do not talk, read, eat or watch television during measurement. Try your best to relax and avoid distractions.
– Stimulants such as caffeine and certain medicines can affect your blood pressure. Taking your blood pressure at the same time every day in a relaxed setting will provide a better picture of your blood pressure over time.
– Using your blood pressure monitor’s Average function is recommended as individual results may vary based on other factors, such as stress, exercise, smoking, ambient temperature, and a recent meal resulting in a full stomach and/or bladder.
– Taking your blood pressure at home and then at your Doctor’s office can sometimes lead to different results, due to heightened anxiety sometimes experienced when visiting the Doctor.
– Ensure that your arm/wrist and heart are level.
– Taking repeated readings in rapid fashion can lead to inaccurate measurements. Allow for a few minutes to pass before the next reading, taking care to remain relaxed and calm.
– Always sit upright while taking a measurement and rest your elbow on a flat surface. Do not cross your legs.
– Ensure that thick clothing is removed when taking a measurement.
– Ensure that the wrist cuff is ¼ to ½” away from the bottom of your palm.
– Ensure that the wrist cuff is fitted so as to allow one finger to fit in between your wrist and the cuff.
– Do not place cellular phones near the blood pressure monitor.
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