It is important to know your blood pressure numbers so that you can take care of any risks before damage is done. Taking blood pressure measurements is one of the most common practices in the medical field, and can be at home, as well. Many people keep track of their blood pressure at home in conjunction with their doctor, so they can tell if they are at risk and when. Often, this has been found to be a great way for doctors and patients to identify certain stress factors and monitor medications.
When using a blood pressure system, it is important to realize that some of the parts may wear out over time. Blood pressure monitor part replacement is a big part of ensuring an accurate reading. The inflation bladder may lose its shape if it has been over-inflated, holes could develop in the tubing, the cuff could get torn, etc. Even the tiniest hole in the tubing can throw off your measurement.
Since each individual component of the unit plays an integral part in getting an accurate reading, you should care for your blood pressure system by having it calibrated regularly and replace old or damaged parts as needed.
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