High blood pressure is the leading cause of death worldwide.
Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) January 26, 2012
In light of recent reports, Bright Medical has expanded its product line to include more blood pressure monitors, blood pressure cuffs, and stethoscopes at a reduced price. “By offering these products at a discounted price, Bright Medical strives to promote self-monitoring. Studies show that taking your blood pressure at different times of the day, multiple times a day, you will get a more accurate number as compared to taking it once at a doctor’s office,” says Allison Riney, Marketing at Bright Medical.
Blood pressure is the force of blood against the walls of arteries and one of the principle vital signs. It is measured in millimeters of mercury, mmHg. In America, normal blood pressure is set at 120 mmHg over 80 mmHg and anything less. High blood pressure is 140 mmHg over 90 mmHg and anything higher. According to health officials approximately 55 million Americans, or one out of every four U.S. adults, were treated for high blood pressure in 2008.
High blood pressure is the leading cause of death worldwide. This serious health condition that may result in stroke, heart failure, coronary heart disease, kidney failure, and a variety of other health problems. However, new studies indicate high-normal blood pressure, or prehypertension, also carries a higher risk for atrial fibrillation. High-normal blood pressure is typically defined as having a systolic number between 120 and 139 and a diastolic number ranging from 80 to 89.
Atrial fibrillation is a heart rhythm condition with an irregular, sometimes rapid, heartbeat. This phenomenon occurs when the heart’s two upper and two lower chambers fail to contract in sync. Symptoms may include heart palpitations, shortness of breath, general weakness, and sometimes it presents without any indicators. More than 2 million Americans suffer from atrial fibrillation, increasing the risk of stroke, heart failure, and death.
There are natural ways to reduce blood pressure. Adopting a healthier lifestyle with a healthier diet and physical activity is a good place to start. Studies indicate salt can sabotage the path to lower blood pressure. Another clinical trial demonstrated the benefits of physical activity. According to the study, participants who exercised for 30 minutes, three times a week, were over 30% less likely than others to experience high blood pressure.
Any person with high blood pressure should consider home monitoring as an option. Those inflicted with white coat hypertension, where blood pressure increases dramatically while in the presence of a doctor but normalize when the doctor is gone, should definitely consider self- monitoring. Personal monitoring allows an individual to be more aware of what is happening in his or her body, to be more involved in managing health, and reduces the risk of taking unnecessary prescription drugs.
A blood pressure monitor also provides a patient and General Practitioner a more accurate view of the patient’s blood pressure. Blood pressure fluctuates throughout the day, depending on the activity and the time of day. By using a blood pressure cuff multiple times throughout the day, the readings will reflect a truer picture of your blood pressure.
Bright Medical now sells the best blood pressure monitors, blood pressure cuffs, and patient monitoring temperature probes in the industry. Self-monitoring is incredibly simple, especially when using a digital monitor with an electronic gauge connected to a cuff which raps around a patient’s arm. It would also be wise to have a fever thermometer on hand, considering a sudden blood pressure drop can potentially cause low body temperature. A pulse oximeter can be used as a direct method of determining systolic blood pressure. Doctors and nurses around the world still prefer to use a stethoscope, but technologically advanced blood pressure monitors do not require a stethoscope. However, some of Bright Medical’s blood pressure monitors do come with a stethoscope and if not, the company has a variety of stethoscopes available for purchase.
Bright Medical features products from top brands at discounted prices. Bright Medical carries everything a patient with high blood pressure will need at home, from a blood pressure monitor to a thermometer.
About Bright Medical
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