Choosing the blood pressure monitor for you
Getting accurate blood pressure readings is important, especially if you are dealing with high blood pressure or have diabetes or heart, circulatory, or kidney disease. A ‘normal’ reading is below 140/90, though your healthcare professional may look for 130/80 depending on your health conditions.
When it comes to blood pressure monitors, manual monitors are preferred by some specialists. A manual aneroid sphygmomanometer gives the physiotherapist more control over the device, and the professional-grade equipment is recommended by many. However, for those looking for the best home blood pressure monitors, you may choose an automatic device. With the touch of a button, you will get an accurate reading.
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Do physiotherapists check blood pressure?
Physiotherapists will check your blood pressure to ensure that the exercise program they create for you is right for your needs. For example, if you have high blood pressure or heart disease, they may need to adjust their regime for you. They can then provide you with tips on lowering your blood pressure and managing your health issues effectively.
Can physical therapy lower blood pressure?
Cardiovascular and aerobic exercise can help to lower your blood pressure and improve the strength of your heart. Your physiotherapist may incorporate exercises such as walking, cycling, and swimming into your physical therapy to help support heart health and lower your blood pressure.
Are home blood pressure monitors accurate?
Home blood pressure monitors are often not as accurate as their professional-grade counterparts, but their accuracy has been improving in recent years. If you want to regularly monitor your blood pressure at home, they are the perfect way to do so. Consult your healthcare professional for their recommendations on the best home blood pressure monitors for you.
What is a good blood pressure reading?
A ‘normal’ reading on a blood pressure monitor would be below 140/90. However, if you have health complications such as diabetes, heart, kidney, or circulatory disease, an ideal blood pressure for you will be below 130/80.
How do you know if the blood pressure cuff is the right size?
A blood pressure cuff that is too tight or too loose can lead to an inaccurate reading. The cuff should wrap snuggly around your arm, with space to slide two fingertips underneath it. Many home blood pressure monitors come with a medium cuff, but you can find blood pressure monitors with a large cuff or a small, depending on your needs, so shop around.