Blood Pressure Machines - How to Choose the Best

High blood pressure is a serious health risk by itself. It can result in stroke, heart attack, kidney failure and aneurysm. Over time, it can also lead to heart disease and vision loss. Blood pressure machines provide a powerful way to reduce the risks of hypertension. Learn more about the benefits of monitoring blood pressure and what all those numbers mean below.

Benefits of Blood Pressure Machines

When you go to the doctor's office, you get one or a series of averaged blood pressure readings. These readings are combined with an observation of other symptoms to make a diagnosis of pre-hypertension or hypertension. One of the problems with this approach is situational bias. Some people have a phobia of going to the doctor and many others experience nearly imperceptible changes in vital signs due to negative experiences in the past. The first benefit of blood pressure machines is in creating a better average. You can tell whether your resting pressure is the same as the blood pressure reading taken by the doctor.

A mobile blood pressure monitor also gives you the ability to accurately identify stressful places and situations. This is called biofeedback. You can choose to avoid high-stress situations or test different ways to manage the stress. Your doctor is a good source of information and resources on stress management.

Basics of Blood Pressure Monitoring

Blood pressure is a measure of how hard the blood pushes against arterial walls. Stress, high cholesterol, edema and a number of other conditions cause pressure to increase. All blood pressure machines provide readouts of diastolic and systolic pressure as well as a pulse count. Some go further by also indicating irregular heart beat.

The first number is the systolic pressure, which occurs during a heartbeat. The diastolic reading is taken between heart beats. They do not always vary in tandem, and differences between these numbers indicate certain conditions. Normal blood pressure is below 120/80. Pre-hypertension is diagnosed with a consistent average between 120-139/80-89. Hypertension occurs in two stages. Blood pressure machines help with identification of resting rate and prevention of disease progression.

How to Choose the Best Blood Pressure Monitor

The 1st thing to consider when choosing the best blood pressure machine is what type of machine do you want. There are several leading brands like Omron Healthcare , LifeSource and ADC that have proven clinical accuracy. The 2nd thing to consider is whether you want upper arm blood pressure machine or a wrist blood pressure machine. Many physicians prefer the upper arm blood pressure machines to the wrist, however the ease of use wrist blood pressure monitors have increased in popularity over the years.

There are a few important facts to keep in mind when you take your blood pressure at home.

1. When you take your blood pressure, make sure you are in a relaxed state of mind. Putting the cuff on your arm and getting everything ready can create some stress. It may be best to have someone assist you with the task. 2. Follow the directions; make sure your arm is in the proper position. 3. Do not take back to back readings. It is best to wait about 20 minutes between readings. 4. Keep a log of your readings.

Finally, based on actual consumer reviews, we have provided a list of the Best / Highly rated Blood Pressure Machines below.

If you need further assistance, call us at 800-403-8285 and we will be happy to help you choose.

A&D Lifesource 767F Automatic Blood Pressure Monitor (Wide Range Cuff)
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A&D Lifesource 767F Automatic Blood Pressure Monitor (Wide Range Cuff)

A&D Lifesource

$54.95 $59.99

Our Best Selling Blood Pressure Monitor with Wide Range cuff, the UA-767 blood pressure monitor has been A&D medical's most popular blood pressure monitor for 20 years. 

Omron 3 Series Upper Arm Blood Pressure Monitor
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Omron 3 Series Upper Arm Blood Pressure Monitor

Omron

$59.99 $79.99

One-touch operation gives you an accurate reading simply with the press of a single button Irregular heartbeat detector notifies you if an irregular heartbeat is detected while monitoring No. 1 doctor and pharmacist recommended home blood pressure monitor What's in...

A&D Medical UA-789AC Premium Automatic BP Monitor Extra Large Cuff
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A&D Medical UA-789AC Premium Automatic BP Monitor Extra Large Cuff

A&D Lifesource

$118.99 $154.99

The A&D Medical 789AC is the largest Blood Pressure Cuff on the Market. Our #1 Seller in the Blood Pressure Monitors for patients looking for large cuff blood pressure machines. AccuFit Extra Large Cuff 16.5” to 23.6” (42-60 cm) Irregular Heart...

Omron HEM-907XL Professional Blood Pressure Machine
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Omron HEM-907XL Professional Blood Pressure Machine

Omron

$637.97 $775.00

For Professional Use. Clinically accurate blood pressure designed for professional settings. High BP (Hypertension) affects nearly one third of Americans. Omron Healthcare made the 907XL, which is designed to reliably help physicians diagnose if a patient suffers from this condition.

Omron BP7100 3 Series Upper Arm Blood Pressure Monitor
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Omron BP7100 3 Series Upper Arm Blood Pressure Monitor

Omron

$49.99 $55.50

The same look and feel you know from the BP710N- just newer. The OMRON 3 Series Upper Arm home blood pressure monitor is designed for accuracy and stores 14 blood pressure readings for one user and includes a wide-range D-ring cuff...

Omron BP7450 10 Series Wireless Upper Arm Blood Pressure Monitor
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Omron BP7450 10 Series Wireless Upper Arm Blood Pressure Monitor

Omron

$94.99 $110.00

❤ Newer Version of Omron BP786N Dual LCD Display; Two-User, 200-Reading Storage Advanced Accuracy Technology - measures five times more data points for consistent, precise blood pressure readings less affected by any breathing or movements during the measurement Wireless Bluetooth...

A&D LifeSource 767PV Auto Inflate Blood Pressure Monitor (Small)
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A&D LifeSource 767PV Auto Inflate Blood Pressure Monitor (Small)

A&D Lifesource

$59.92 $79.95

The One Step Pro Memory monitor is fully automatic and inflates to the correct pressure each time a measurement is taken. The monitor stores the last 90 readings in memory and also displays average readings.

Omron BP6350 7 Series Wireless Wrist Blood Pressure Monitor
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Omron BP6350 7 Series Wireless Wrist Blood Pressure Monitor

Omron

$74.99 $88.50

The OMRON 7 Series Wireless Bluetooth® Wrist home blood pressure monitor will measure, store and let you review 90 readings for one user, and fits adult wrists from 5.3” to 8.5” in circumference.  

Omron BP6100 3 Series Wrist Blood Pressure Monitor

Omron

$54.95

The OMRON 3 Series Wrist home blood pressure monitor is designed for accuracy and stores 60 blood pressure readings for one user, and fits adult wrists ranging from 5.3” to 8.5” in circumference.