ADC Prosphyg 785 Series Home Blood Pressure Monitor
The ADC Prosphyg 785 Series Home Blood Pressure Unit is designed to help you easily and effectively take your blood pressure at home. The nylon cuff has a D-ring closure for trouble-free one-handed application, and a simple easy-to read gauge for quick, straightforward blood pressure reading. It also comes with a carrying case so that it can travel with you.
Home Blood Pressure Unit Features:
- One hand application
- Black enamel 300mmHg no-pin stop manometer
- Nylon D-ring self-adjusting cuff for one-handed cuff application
- Latex inflation bladder and bulb
- Chrome-plated deflation valve
- Complete with leatherette zippered carrying case and operating instructions
- Three sizes available
- Latex free
I go to the doctor, why should I take my own blood pressure?
High blood pressure usually has no symptoms and can be an early sign of heart disease. It could damage the blood vessels, heart and kidneys, even cause a stroke, and in turn cause a series of other problems. Keeping track of your blood pressure at home is a good way for you to gauge where you are on a regular basis. By comparing your findings at home with your doctors readings your numbers will be more consistantly tracked and you can work together to stay healthy.
How do I take my blood pressure?
Blood pressure is the measurement of the force of blood flow through the arteries. It is measured by temporarily stopping blood flow through an artery (tightening the cuff) and then listening for it to begin again as the air is released from the cuff. It is usually taken around the upper arm and is heard through a stethoscope. What the gauge reads when you first hear the sound of blood flow as the cuff releases is the systolic pressure, and the gauge reading when the sound stops is the diastolic pressure. It is said "systolic over diastolic" (ex.120/80).