When buying a blood pressure machine you need to know first the diagnostic feature of the product, the prices and the quality especially you will be using it frequently. It is important to buy your blood pressure machine to a reputable or well known medical supplier and try to check if they have a specialist or staff that knows how to operate the machine and at the same time teach you how to use it. Here are the few steps on what to do when buying your own blood pressure machine:
• Establish a price range for your blood pressure machine
Blood pressure machine price ranges from $20 to$100 depending on the brand and the features
that you are looking for the machine. Try to check out some brand that can fit your budget
before making a decision on what type of blood pressure machine you want to buy
• Choose the type of blood pressure machine
There are different kinds of blood pressure machine available in the market. It comes in manual
and automatic or digital. Each model has the different functions. For example a manual blood
pressure has a wrapped cuff around your arm and inflates using a rubber bulb that can be seen
attached to the cuff. You can read your blood pressure from the manual dial or needle or you
can have the automatic or digital blood pressure which the cuff can be slide up to the upper arm
and by pushing a button it will inflate itself and at the same time it calibrate the reading which
can be seen in the monitor.
• Decide if you want a wrist blood pressure machine or upper arm blood pressure machine
A wrist blood pressure is a smaller version of a blood pressure machine and it only available in
automatic. However it gives less accurate reading of blood pressure compared to upper arm
blood pressure. Upper arm blood pressure is more reliable and most health professionals use
upper arm blood pressure for accurate reading.
• Measure your upper arm before buying blood pressure machine
Blood pressure cuff has three sizes and before buying it you need to check if it fits your upper
arm or not. The result of your blood pressure relies on the cuff of your blood pressure machine.
Wrong cuff will give false reading or unreliable result.
• Assess the capacity of the blood pressure machine of your choice
You will be using your blood pressure machine frequently and you need a wider space in order
to store the result of your reading and smaller memory will have less usage blood pressure
• Check for more features
If you will be buying an automatic or digital blood pressure it has more features such as
measurement of a pulse rate and heart rate which can detect if there are any abnormalities
although it can be expensive but worth it especially using it at home.
You can buy your Blood pressure machine to any pharmacies but it is also available online. You can
check at Amazon.com because they have been selling different kind of blood pressure machine.