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Thanks to the current technological advances, we have a modern way to measure blood pressure. It is more convenient than ever before. People measured their blood pressure with a stethoscope and a cuff on the upper side of the hand. But, now, we have a better way of doing it with a wrist blood pressure monitor.

It is much easier and less time-consuming. Also you can use it at the comfort of your home. You don’t need to visit the doctor to get a reading. With the new method, all you have to do is attach the device on the wrist. This monitor will fit every size. It doesn’t matter if you are big or small. It may be a little difficult to get used to. But, you will get the hang of it.

Advantages of Wrist Blood Pressure Monitor

Wrist blood pressure monitors are very convenient to use. They are fully automatic. If you use them correctly, they are accurate. They are easy to carry, portable, and lightweight. They are also more comfortable than upper arm monitors.

To get accurate results, you need to position the monitor correctly. They are sensitive to the position of the body. Place your wrist and arm at heart level. Also the arteries in the wrist are very narrow. They don’t go that deep into the skin like those in the upper arm. So, if you use the monitors incorrectly, you won’t get accurate results.

People who have large arms should use these monitors. Also, people who can’t handle blood tests for measuring blood pressure should use them.

Wrist blood pressure monitors are common monitors to have at home. They are different from the ones your doctor uses. If the readings make you worried, you can take the monitor with you to the doctor and compare the readings with their monitor.

This is an effective tool, especially if you want to travel somewhere. Also it is safe to use and accurate.

Pros

  1. Easy to use
  2. Great for transport
  3. Convenient
  4. Lightweight

Cons

  1. Very sensitive
  2. Must pay attention to guidelines
  3. Difficult to get used to

What Kind of Monitor Should You Choose?

There are many different blood pressure monitors on the market. Select the one with multiple features. Also there are monitors with a large display. They can be really good, especially if you have bad vision. Also people who can’t see well hate small monitors. They have trouble in recognizing the numbers. So, a bigger monitor is always a good choice.

Another feature that sounds good is a case. Your monitor should have a case or box for carrying. This will make storing and transporting the device much easier. Lastly, choose the wrist monitor with the best warranty.

That’s it. Now you know everything about a wrist blood pressure monitor. Hence pick the one that suits you best.

Dr. Aleksandar Grbovic
Reviewed by Dr. Aleksandar Grbovic