Being hypertensive is something that we no longer have to dread these days. It has become so common that with a simple monitoring every day plus religiously taking medication the condition can be controlled. Controlling the blood pressure will mean minimizing the risk of suffering from complications. To help monitor blood pressure use Omron Automatic Blood Pressure Monitor HEM 7121 . It uses an oscillometric method of blood pressure measurement and detects your blood's movement through your brachial artery that converts the movements into a digital reading. Simply push the button and it will automatically display your systolic and diastolic reading, plus show your pulse on an extra-large display panel for easy reading.
Simply follow these steps to get the most accurate result:
Step 1 - Place the cuff over your arm and wrap it around it, ensuring that it is not too tightly locked with your thumb facing upward.
Step 2 - Ensure the cuff is not covering any protruding part of the bone on the outside of the elbow.
Step 3 - Using either the left or right wrist in taking the measurement, sit yourself on a chair with feet flat on the floor. Be reminded of the following: 1) relax and make sure that you are comfortable; 2) do not eat, smoke or exercise 30 minutes prior to taking your blood pressure, 3) make sure that the cuff is at the same level as your heart; 4) relax your wrist and hand; 5) place your free hand under the elbow where the wrist cuff is placed; 6) do not bend your wrist or clench your fist.
Step 4 - Press the START/STOP button to start the machine. You will notice that the cuff will start to inflate automatically. Take note of the reading for monitoring.
Step 6 - Remove the cuff and remove the unit.
Please read the instruction manual thoroughly before using the unit. Always consult your doctor regarding your condition. Self-diagnosis of measurement results and self-treatment is dangerous. Consult your doctor before using the unit if you have severe blood flow problems or blood disorders. Keep out of reach of children. Do not take measurements after bathing, drinking alcohol, smoking, exercising or eating. Avoid inflating the wrist cuff when it is not wrapped around your wrist. Do not wash the wrist cuff or immerse it in water. Do not use the unit for any purpose other than measuring blood pressure. Do not apply over clothing. Do not disassemble the unit or wrist cuff. Remove the batteries if the unit will not be used for three months or more.