Monitoring Your BP At Home

Monitoring your blood pressure at home and can be a way to feel more in control of your own health and wellbeing. Your GP may even have recommended you take your own BP measurements at home so that you know your numbers.

But which home BP monitor to buy? There are so many now on the market, available from anywhere from your local supermarket to large online retailers. The options can seem over whelming. It needn’t be.

When choosing a BP monitor we would recommend you check for 3 things 

  1. Has it been clinically validated? This means it has been tested and approved by the British and Irish Hypertension Society (BIHS) and will it provide arcuate and reliable readings.
  2. Is it fully automatic as these are the easiest monitors to use at home.
  3. The cuff fits your arm. Cuffs come in a range of sizes but most monitors are supplied with a standard adult cuff which will fit an arm measuring 22-32cm. The cuff should wrap snugly around your upper arm, with just enough space to slide two fingertips underneath.

You can purchase an additional cuff which will fit your arm if your arm is either smaller or larger than a standard cuff size.

Or look for a monitor with a wider range cuff such as the A&D Medical UA 767S-W which is supplied with a wide ranging cuff which will fit an arm measuring 22-42 cm. For more of the monitors features Click here

The A&D Medical UA 767S + AFib is a popular choice for its proven record of reliability and wide use across the UK with GP surgeries and within the NHS. It also comes with a 5 year warranty. For more of the monitors features Click here 

PMS Instruments can supply you with a BP monitor to suit you, your needs and your budget.

Author: Andrew Webb

I am the Managing Director of PMS (Instruments) Ltd a successful UK based medical distribution, service and sales company specialising in cardiovascular equipment.