Blood Pressure

Blood Pressure Equipment
  • MABIS Home Automatic Digital Blood Pressure Monitor Mabis Healthcare 04-645-001

    Mabis

    MABIS Large Arm Home Automatic Digital Blood Pressure Monitor

    This stylish monitor will help you easily keep track of your blood pressure in the convenience of your home. With clinically accurate results you can count on, you'll have peace of mind knowing you are doing your best to keep yourself and your family...

    $45.80
  • Withings Digital Blood Pressure Monitor Withings Inc WPM05-ALL-INTER

    Withings

    Withings BPM Connect - Smart Blood Pressure Monitor, Wi-Fi Enabled

    This Wi-Fi blood pressure monitor provides medically accurate blood pressure and heart rate measurements with immediate feedback on the device and full history in the app. This blood pressure monitor was developed with cardiologists and designed to help...

    $158.99
  • MABISLegacy Aneroid Sphygmomanometer Unit Mabis Healthcare 01-110-026

    Mabis

    MABISLegacy Large Adult Cuff Arm Aneroid Sphygmomanometer Unit

    Legacy Series Aneroid Sphygmomanometer is equipped with a 300 mm Hg no-stop pin manometer. The unit comes complete with a calibrated nylon cuff and deluxe air release valve. The entire unit stores in a zippered carrying case.The gauge is backed by a...

    $40.57
  • MABIS Digital Blood Pressure Monitor Mabis Healthcare 04-615-001

    Mabis

    MABIS Adult Cuff Wrist Digital Blood Pressure Monitor

    Clinically accurate readouts Easy-to-read digital display 120-reading memory storage Average of last 3 readings Date and time stamp Irregular heartbeat detection Wrist cuff fits circumferences: 5.3 to 8.5 inches Includes: monitor, wrist cuff, storage...

    $20.34
  • Mabis Aneroid Sphygmomanometer with Cuff Mabis Healthcare 01-160-201

    Mabis

    Mabis Arm Aneroid Sphygmomanometer with Cuff

    Adult size, 11 - 16.4 inches Easy to squeeze inflation bulb Large easy to read numbers on inflation gauge Includes a matching case Includes 3 bells, small and large diaphrams and 3 types of eartips Clinical accuracy

    $29.33
  • Smartheart Digital Blood Pressure Monitor Veridian Healthcare LLC 01-508

    SmartHeart

    Smartheart Adult Cuff Wrist Digital Blood Pressure Monitor

    Clinically accurate readings Large LCD display with blue LED backlight Fully automatic inflation and deflation 2-person memory bank holds 120-readings, 60 per user Memory recall with date/time stamp Hypertension Indicator Irregular Heartbeat Detection...

    $38.04
  • MABISLegacy Aneroid Sphygmomanometer Unit Mabis Healthcare 01-110-021

    Mabis

    MABISLegacy Adult Cuff Arm Aneroid Sphygmomanometer Unit

    This sphygmomanometer features an easy squeeze inflation bulb that comfortably fits in your hand. The aneroid gauge shows large easy-to-read numbers, perfect for those with poor vision. You will enjoy its manual design to gain accurate results.The...

    $35.03
  • Smartheart Home Automatic Digital Blood Pressure Monitor Veridian Healthcare LLC 01-509

    SmartHeart

    SmartHeart Blood Pressure Monitor, with Arm Cuff

    Internal rechargeable battery 5-year limited warranty Clinically accurate readings European Society of Hypertension validated Advanced Inflation — measurement is taken on the inflation, meaning less time with the cuff constricted on the arm and more...

    As low as $64.88
  • MABISCaliber Aneroid Sphygmomanometer Unit Mabis Healthcare 01-155-011

    Mabis

    MABISCaliber Adult Cuff Arm Aneroid Sphygmomanometer Unit

    MABIS® CALIBER™ Series palm aneroid sphygmomanometer is one of the medium tier units made by MABIS®. It's used for monitoring blood pressure and features a deluxe air release valve. This sphygmomanometer includes: deluxe air release valve, inflation...

    $43.90
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.