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Silent killer

It’s not surprise to call hypertension as the "silent killer." The name may seem exaggerated, but it is very accurate. Hundreds of thousands of people die as a result of high blood pressure each year. It is important to watch your blood pressure readings ​​also outside the clinics. High blood pressure is not expressed in any physical symptoms and can lead to life-threatening diseases such as stroke and heart attack. Home blood pressure measuring devices can be reliable, accurate and affordable.

Choosing Device

What is important to know when buying a home-use pressure measuring device? What are the things you should focus on when buying a pressure measuring device and how to conduct the examination at home?

Most doctors recommend electronic blood pressure measurement device with digital display. Devices that measure blood pressure in hospitals require training on the stethoscope in order to get an accurate reading. Electronics operation is simple and reliable.

Home-use

One of the biggest advantages to measure blood pressure at home is a better understanding of the status of your own health. You can easily see if the medicine works to lower blood pressure and may constitute a source of encouragement to exercise and maintain a healthy lifestyle, so that you will see the impact on your health. Patients who are keen on blood pressure measurements at home more inclined to cooperate with the doctors, they know what foods and behaviors that raise blood pressure. 

How to Measure?

In digital devices, it’s simple, but still, in order to get an accurate reading, you must perform some instructions:

You should avoid smoking and caffeine or eating before 30-60 minutes before examination. Sit quietly at least 5 minutes before measurement. If you angry or nervous, the reading will not be a normal. 

Daily Record

The time recorded on the day of measurement should be conducted including every factor that can affect the results. You can rely on the automatic documentation, if there is such a possibility in the device. Of course, no one else should share your same machine.

Hypertension

It determines blood pressure according to the amount of blood pumped by the heart and blood flow resistance arteries level. Whenever the heart to pump more blood, and whenever the narrower the arteries, blood pressure is high. Some people suffer from high blood pressure for years without feeling of any symptoms and cause serious health problems.

Symptoms

Symptoms of high blood pressure do not show, where the blood pressure values recorded elevated to the degree of danger formed. Symptoms in the early stages include mild headaches, dizziness, or abnormal bleeding from the nose.

Causes

While the causes of high blood pressure in most people is not yet clear, the variety of situations - such as inadequate sports practice or non-existent, the imbalance in the diet, overweight, aging and genetic cases - can lead to high blood pressure.

Normal Pressure

Blood pressure is "normal" when the systolic blood pressure at least 120 and diastolic pressure at least 80 millimeters (mm Hg). Pre-high blood pressure - 120-139 or 80-89 mm Hg. Stage 1 hypertension 140-159 or 90-99 or more. Stage 2 hypertension 160 and above.

Relaxation

Do you need a few minutes to relax and to take a break for reflection? Meditation - spend a few minutes in order to ease tension with the help of video guide for meditation. You sit in a comfortable position. Then you need to get rid of anything tight, like uncomfortable clothes or others. Then, loosen your hands at your sides freely. Give yourself the opportunity to exercise meditation for a few moments.