When it comes to picking the right kind of home blood pressure monitor you will first of all have to choose from those that are manual and those that are digital. Though both these types of home blood pressure monitors work in essentially the same manner the digital ones provide readouts that are easier to understand as compared to what are provided by a manual monitor. In all other aspects both types of home blood pressure monitors are more or less the same in terms of their functionality.
Apply The Cuff
Whether you choose a manual or digital home blood pressure monitor you will still need to apply the cuff to your upper arm and when the cuff contracts it provides a reading on the monitor’s gauge which in turn is an important component of your monitor. In a few instances it is also normal to find that this kind of monitor comes along with your home blood pressure monitor and the stethoscope is used to listen to the sounds made by your blood. However, only a trained ear can really understand the meaning of the sounds as they are made by your blood and so the stethoscope is only really used by professionals.
The typical manual home blood pressure monitor is very akin to the kind of conventional blood pressure monitor used in a doctor’s clinic and the two kinds of devices work in much the same way as well. However, a stethoscope is required to listen to the sounds of blood which enable the nurse to understand what your blood pressure is.
Modern home blood pressure monitors are however those that incorporate more advanced technologies that make using these devices a lot simpler and the user do not require having any special kind of expertise to make use of the device.
In the case of a digital home blood pressure monitor, the readings will reveal a person’s heart rate as well as the flow of blood and in case of an automatic digital home blood pressure monitor the device will inflate as well as deflate on its own and so add to the value of the device.
A manual blood pressure monitor is mostly seen being used in doctors’ clinics and it consists of an arm cuff and a squeeze bulb as well as a stethoscope as well as medical gauge that helps in measuring the blood pressure. Such kind of a blood pressure monitor helps in providing very accurate readings which is why it is so often used in doctor’s clinics.