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About Blood Pressure Cuffs

Following the doc's instructions to check your blood pressure frequently, you slip your arm into the blood pressure cuff machine at your drugstore to get your weekly reading. Stop. Automated drugstore blood pressure machines are sometimes inaccurate and unreliable. In this case, one size doesn't fit all and often the blood pressure cuff is not the right size for the person. Automated drugstore machines aren't routinely calibrated either, leaving you with inaccurate readings, not to mention being potential germ colonies. It's enough to, well, raise your blood pressure. The only successful way to track your blood pressure outside of the doctor's office is to have a portable pressure machine at home. At home you can control the setting, a quiet, relaxing space is best. You can wear loose clothing or remove your shirt. You can sit in a chair for a few minutes to quiet your blood pressure. The first step is to purchase a trustworthy at-home blood pressure machine specifically for you. An adult blood pressure cuff doesn't work for children, so choose the right type for yourself or loved one. Many reliable sellers offer digital blood pressure cuffs or other types on eBay. Once you receive your machine, follow the accompanying directions or your doctor's instructions to take the readings. Your reading will be much more precise and you will enjoy the peace of mind, knowing that you are taking care of your health.