How To Measure Your Blood Pressure At Home
Hypertension is called the silent killer because most of us are suffering from hypertension or High blood pressure. Even if we don’t feel its symptoms then also there are chances you have high blood pressure.
High blood pressure comes from an increase in resistance of the arteries. Due to this, your heart has to work harder to get blood to your extremities and vital organs. Over time, this can have detrimental effects on your body and health. Therefore, it is important to control your hypertension.
Crown Mercury-free Blood Pressure Monitor is the best option for you if you are looking for a good Blood Pressure Monitoring Machine. Crown Mercury has an LCD display and uses an oscillometric method for calculating blood pressure.
Steps to Measure Your Blood Pressure
Sit Correctly : The very first step is to sit correctly and be calm, Before testing keep in mind that not to Smoke, Drink, Caffeinated or exercise before 30 minutes of testing your Blood Pressure. ‘Empty bladder and at least 5 minutes of quiet rest will help you to get the better readings’. (Most of the doctor’s use this for better readings).
Wear The Cuff : Take the cuff and wear it just above your elbow, also ensure that the cuff is at same level of your heart. Now increase the tightness by pulling the strip. NOTE : Tight as per your comfort – not that Tight and also not that Loose so that reading measured gets accurate.
Inflate the cuff : Switch the machine on and inflate the cuff with the help of squeezable bulb.
Auto Release The Pressure : Wait for few seconds to let the auto release function to perform its assigned work.
Let the reading to get settle.
Knowing the results : At the monitoring device your Blood Pressure Reading will be displayed. The device displays you both the readings – SYSTOLIC BP and DIASTOLIC BP.
Above mentioned were the steps you need to follow to measure your blood pressure at home
Now Let’s talk about Knowing Your Numbers
Please go through the table to know about your Blood Pressuring Results
|Blood Pressure Category||Systolic mm Hg (Upper Number)||And/Or||Diastolic mm Hg (Lower Number)|
|Normal||Less Than 120||And||Less Than 80|
|Elevated||120-129||And||Less Than 80|
|High Blood Pressure (Hypertension) Stage 1||130-139||Or||80-90|
|High Blood Pressure (Hypertension) Stage 2||140 or Higher||Or||90 or Higher|
|Hypertensive Crisis (Consult your doctor immediately)||Higher Than 180||And/Or||Higher Than 120|