You've been working hard at lowering your blood pressure have not you? It's not been easy but you've managed to make some changes in your life because you know the consequences if you do not. You want the daily medication and you want to feel alive again do not you? So how's that working out for you? How do you know if your effort actually has had any affect? How often do you go between blood pressure readings? If you had a BP monitor that you could use at home everyday would that help?
If you're like most people who are seriously trying to lower their pressure naturally you are spending a ton of time analyzing food, counting sodium intake and timing exercises. You might even be keeping a log. Would not all that make more sense if you could get instant feedback on the progress? Or do you like the suspense of your monthly trip to the doctor to get your reading?
Today there really is no excuse for people with high BP not to have a monitor at home. The digital blood pressure models are accurate, easy to operate and inexpensive and can provide you with the positive feedback that will keep you motivated and focused on your efforts.
The problem with home testing in the past, and the reason most doctors did not recommend it, was that it required a degree of training to get accurate readings. Quite frankly just the process of an individual pumping up the cuff often times was so stressful that an individual's systolic pressure would increase. And accuracy? The manual blood pressure monitors were designed to be operated by doctors or trained technicians, not the patients. As a result, readings taken at home were often inaccurate and bad data is actually worse than no data.
Modern automatic BP monitors put an end to all that. The only training involved is when to take the reading and how to push the start button. The cuff will inflate to the ideal pressure automatically and there is no need to follow the bouncing mercury on a scale as the readings for both systolic, diastolic and heartbeat are displayed on the digital screen. There are a number of models available and they range from $ 50 to $ 125 which makes them affordable for almost everyone.
Lowering your pressure is a big part of your daily life. Does not it make sense to know just how you're doing?