In the present time, people are gaining more and more awareness about different issues on health, nutrition and lifestyle. Therefore, they are more concerned about specific their personal health than ever. They like to keep a check on their weight, sugar level and blood pressure. To assist the common man in these tasks, equipment for home use has been built. One of these equipment’s include Blood pressure monitors for home use. These blood pressure monitors come in several different types and can be used easily at home through a bit of understanding.
- Digital Blood Pressure Monitors:
Digital/Electronic/Automatic blood pressure monitors are more portable as compared to other types. They can be easily carried in your bag e.g. during travel or mobility. A digital blood pressure monitor consists of a microphone that detects pulse in the artery. A cuff comes along with the monitor that is wrapped around the arm. The cuff starts to inflate as the start button on the monitor is pressed.
Digital wrist blood pressure monitors are also available but they are not much reliable.
- Manual Blood Pressure Monitors:
Manual monitors are large and not very portable. The design of a manual monitor include an arm cuff, a stethoscope, a squeeze bulb and a gauge. To take blood pressure reading, the cuff is inflated and the stethoscope is placed on the skin over artery. The cuff is released and the cuff sound is heard. The reading on the gauge is recorded.
Both Digital (automatic) and Manual (analog) blood pressure monitors are found in the market. Most people find it difficult to decide which one they should buy and why. We have discussed both of these kinds of monitors to help you reach a decision.