Blood Pressure

  • McKesson Blood Pressure Cuff McKesson Brand 1992

    McKesson

    McKesson Large Arm Blood Pressure Cuff

    It includes a standard inflation bulb and graduated nylon cuff, featuring range and index marks for quick, convenient patient-fitting. The system's durable, wear-resistant design is meant to withstand daily use.Target Area: Arm Replacement cuff is size...

    $8.49
  • Calibrated V-Lok Blood Pressure Cuff and Bulb W.A. Baum

    W.A. Baum

    Calibrated V-Lok Arm Blood Pressure Cuff and Bulb

    Monitor your blood pressure with the Baum Calibrated® V-Lok® Blood Pressure Cuff. This blue, medium arm cuff is made of stain-resistant, heat set and tightly woven Dacron polyester for long-term resistance to normal wear. The Baum blood pressure cuff...

    $39.99
  • McKesson LUMEON Aneroid Sphygmomanometer with Cuff McKesson Brand

    McKesson

    McKesson LUMEON Small Arm Aneroid Sphygmomanometer with Cuff

    Cuff Size: Child Color: Green Precision-crafted 300mmHg manometer exceeds industry standards Extended scaleplate graduation marks reduce parallax for easier viewing from virtually any angle Nylon cuff with comprehensive marking system helps to prevent...

    $25.09
  • Adcuff Blood Pressure Cuff and Bulb American Diagnostic Corp

    Adcuff

    Adcuff Arm Blood Pressure Cuff and Bulb

    Black Includes ADC's exclusive Adcuff nylon cuff (#830 series) featuring the Size Guide marking system Inflation bladder with one 50cm tube and one 25cm tube (#815 series) Adflow bulb and valve (#872N) with filter screen protection For use with most...

    $26.99
  • Advantage Digital Blood Pressure Monitoring Unit American Diagnostic Corp 6015N

    ADC

    Advantage Medium Wrist Digital Blood Pressure Monitoring Unit

    ADC’s Advantage instruments are offered in manual, upper-arm digital, and wrist digital models. The Advantage 6015N digital wrist blood pressure monitor is one of the most popular home units. The monitor can measure systolic and diastolic pressure, as...

    $37.99
  • Advantage Blood Pressure Monitor American Diagnostic Corp 6021N

    ADC

    Advantage Med/Large Arm Blood Pressure Monitor Automatic Inflation

    ADC’s Advantage instruments are offered in manual, upper-arm digital, and wrist digital models. The Advantage 6021N measures systolic, diastolic pressure, and pulse. The Smart Logic technology determines ideal inflation level, providing the ultimate in...

    $49.99
  • BASIC Aneroid Sphygmomanometer with Cuff McKesson Brand

    McKesson

    BASIC Arm Aneroid Sphygmomanometer with Cuff Pocket Size Hand Held

    These are pocket style, hand held Aneroid Sphygmomanometers that are designed to measure blood pressure by temporarily restricting the blood flow through and inflating cuff. Unlike some other BP Monitors, the Entrust Aneroid Sphygmomanometer has easily...

    $13.99
  • Drive Blood Pressure Monitor Drive Medical BP3400

    Drive

    Drive Medium Arm Blood Pressure Monitor Automatic Inflation

    The drive™ Medical Deluxe Automatic Blood Pressure Monitor is an essential device for health care professionals or those with blood pressure concerns. It offers one-touch operation for quick and easy use. The drive™ Medical automatic deluxe blood...

    $36.99
  • drive Blood Pressure Monitor Drive Medical BP3600

    Drive

    drive Large Arm Blood Pressure Monitor Automatic Inflation

    The drive™ Medical Economy Automatic Blood Pressure Monitor is an essential device for health care professionals or those with blood pressure concerns. It offers one-touch operation for quick and easy use. The drive™ Medical automatic deluxe blood...

    $29.99
  • ADC BP Cuff Storage Basket American Diagnostic Corp 952-025

    ADC

    ADC BP Cuff Storage Basket

    Black Vinyl coated wire container with extra room for larger inflation systemsStandard with ADC Wall Mercury SphygMay be used with any brand of sphygmomanometer Measures 7-inch x 4-inch x 7-inch Complete with all mounting hardware

    $10.69
  • McKesson NIBP Gauge McKesson Brand 01-809GM

    McKesson

    McKesson NIBP Gauge

    For use with Standard Aneroid Sphygmomanometers (01-775 Series).Black body, white face with black numbers300mmHg, no-pin stopIndividually tested to conform to ANSI SP9 standards

    $11.99
  • Diagnostix Aneroid Sphygmomanometer with Cuff American Diagnostic Corp

    ADC

    Diagnostix Arm Aneroid Sphygmomanometer with Cuff Pocket Size Hand Held

    300mmHg Japanese engineered manometer with classic black baked enamel finish Adflow filter screen check and deflation valve reduce dust build-up Adflow chrome-plated brass air release valve for precise deflation control Leatherette carrying case with...

    Starting at $43.52

Blood Pressure

When you walk into any medical appointment, usually one of the first things you’ll experience is having your blood pressure taken. The puffy cuff that tightens around your arm while you anticipate the release and final reading is part of the process. But what, exactly, do those numbers mean, and why does it really matter?

What is Blood Pressure?

Blood pressure is the measure of how hard your blood is pumping through your arteries. It’s normal for blood pressure to rise and fall throughout the day, but it impacts your health when it remains high over time. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the biggest concern with high blood pressure is the risk of heart disease or stroke.

What Causes High Blood Pressure?

Many things can cause high blood pressure. Some of them include the following:

  • Unhealthy lifestyle habits
  • Nicotine use
  • Diabetes
  • Obesity
Knowing your average blood pressure helps you and your doctor take the necessary steps to ensure good health. First, you need to know two numbers associated with blood pressure: systolic and diastolic.

Systolic Blood Pressure

Your systolic blood pressure is the top number. It is the measure of the force your heart exerts on the walls of your arteries each time it beats.

Diastolic Blood Pressure

Your diastolic blood pressure is the bottom number. It is the force your heart exerts on artery walls between beats or when your heart is at rest.

Although both numbers are important for your health, higher systolic pressure is what your doctor treats when you have high blood pressure. It’s best to monitor both for optimal health. That is something you can do at home easily with simple to use blood pressure monitors.

Ways to Take Your Blood Pressure

There are several ways you can perform accurate blood pressure measurements at home.

Arm Blood Pressure Monitor

An arm blood pressure monitor is probably the one you see the most in your doctor’s office uses. There are a couple of different home versions. One involves using a stethoscope and a manual blood pressure cuff, and some basic knowledge, so you know what sounds to listen for when taking the reading.
An easier option is a digital blood pressure monitor with an arm cuff. Once you place the cuff on your arm above your elbow, you’re ready to measure your blood pressure with a push of a button. Look for models with large, easy-to-read screens and the proper cuff size. It should also allow you to store several blood pressure readings at once.

Wrist Blood Pressure Cuff

Wrist blood pressure monitors work much like the arm cuff. Follow the directions on the cuff or in the guide for proper positioning on your wrist.

Thigh Blood Pressure Monitor

If arm or wrist blood pressure measurements are not an option, you can take your blood pressure with a thigh cuff. However, you'll also need a stethoscope for this option.