Suresign Digital Automatic Blood Pressure Monitor
Our best-selling, and highly recommended, Blood Pressure Monitor is intended for the measurement of Systolic and Diastolic arterial blood pressure. Product features include:
- Ultimate Fully Automated upper arm Blood Pressure Monitor
- Europe’s Fastest growing brand of BP Monitors
- Automatic inflation and deflation of Cuff
- 90 Memories for more accurate average BP readings (Omron M2 offers just 21 memories at a higher price)
- Diastolic Maximum BP 100 mmHg – Systolic Maximum BP 190 mmHg (Omron M2 offers 85 / 135 mmHg BP range)
- Standard Cuff Included (22-32cm)
- Clinically Validated
- Easy to Read large Display
- 4x AA batteries and Instructions For use included
- Accredited to the Britsh & European Hypertension Societies.
- CE Marked
- Manufactured under ISO13485 Quality Management Standards
- Storage Case included
- 12 months Warranty
- British Product
1 x Blood Pressure Monitor
1 x Standard Cuff
4 x AA batteries
1 x Storage Case
1 x Instruction Leaflet
How does a Blood Pressure Monitor work?
Blood pressure monitors are used to measure two types of blood pressure in the arteries, specifically Systolic pressure and Diastolic pressure. The monitor measures the differences in extension and contraction of the artery produced by the heartbeat via variations in the pressure of the cuff. The measurements are expressed as millimetres of mercury and displayed digitally.
What is blood pressure?
Your heart is basically a pump, propelling blood to all parts of your body through your arteries. Blood pressure refers to how hard the blood pushes against the artery walls. Every time your heart beats, approximately 60-70 times per minute when resting, it pushes blood into the arteries. This is systolic pressure, the top number in a blood pressure reading. In between beats, the heart rests and pressure is at its lowest, the bottom number on a blood pressure readings. This is why blood pressure is expressed as one number (the pressure when blood is being actively propelled) over another number (the pressure when the heart is at rest).
Blood pressure varies through the course of a day in response to emotion, physical activity, eating, or other factors that influence the heart.
The systolic pressure (top number) is the highest pressure placed on the arterial walls as the heart actively propels the blood. The normal range of systolic pressure is 90-120. The diastolic pressure (bottom number) is the lowest pressure placed on the arterial walls as the heart rests. Normal diastolic pressure is 60-80. When you are exercising or otherwise under stress, these numbers will go up. Elevated blood pressure places excess strain on the arteries. While this normally occurs during times of stress or physical activity, elevated blood pressure at rest is a risk factor for heart attack, stroke, or cardiovascular disease.
What is high blood pressure?
High blood pressure, known as hypertension, occurs when blood pressure is consistently elevated. Systolic readings from 120 to 140 or diastolic reading from 80-90 is considered to be high normal. In this range, an individual isn’t yet hypertensive, but needs to take measures to control blood pressure. If either number is above this range, the individual has high blood pressure.
Only one of the numbers needs to be high for blood pressure to considered high. High blood pressure increases risk of heart attack, stroke, or cardiovascular disease and is a common health condition affecting millions of adults.
Causes of High Blood Pressure
Blood pressure is affected by a variety of factors and high blood pressure rarely has just one cause. Lifestyle factors that influence blood pressure and increase your risk of hypertension include:
- Not enough exercise
- Too much dietary salt
- Excessive alcohol consumption
- Diet low in fruits and vegetables
Not all risk factors are related to lifestyle, however. Other risk factors include:
- Genetics – If one or more of your parents or grandparents had high blood pressure, you are more likely to develop the condition.
- Ethnicity – Individuals with African-Caribbean or South Asian ancestry are at somewhat higher risk.
- Other conditions – Some seemingly unrelated conditions can contribute to high blood pressure.
Risks of High Blood Pressure
High blood pressure places excessive strain on both the heart and blood vessels, so they gradually become weaker, increasing your risk of eventual heart attack, stroke, heart failure, and kidney failure. Diet and exercise are both great ways to keep your blood pressure under control, though some individuals may also need medication. If you have high blood pressure, you should talk to your doctor about your options for bringing it down and reducing your risk.
Some individuals experience a phenomenon known as “white coat syndrome”. These individuals experience anxiety in medical settings and may have higher blood pressure at the doctor’s office than in other situations. The SURESIGN blood pressure monitor allows you to monitor your blood pressure in the comfort of your own home, where anxiety will not be a factor. It can also help you monitor your blood pressure more frequently.
High blood pressure typically does not cause noticeable symptoms, but can lead to the heart becoming enlarged and less effective.
What is Low Blood Pressure?
Hypotension is just the opposite condition and is defined as either systolic pressure that is persistently below 90 or diastolic pressure that is persistently below 60. Hypotension is associated with decreased risk of heart attack and stroke, but can associated with dizziness, fatigue, headaches, and other symptoms. These symptoms may not actually be caused by hypotension, rather the hypotension and other symptoms may all have another underlying cause.
Causes of Low Blood Pressure
Like high blood pressure, low blood pressure may have a variety of causes such as a medical condition or medication, or may not have a cause and may simply be normal for an individual. Low blood pressure by itself is not a cause for concern, but if you experience sudden drops in blood pressure or other symptoms, you may want to talk to your doctor.