The Omron MX3 Plus blood pressure monitor offers a comfortable and easy to wrap adult cuff as standard which makes this model one of the best sellers within the range. Utilising the high technology you associate with an Omron product, the MX3 Plus is clinically validated algorithm and by International Protocol (pending).
Which Omron Blood Pressure Monitor is right for you?
With approximately 16 million people in the UK with high blood pressure the demand continues to grow for easy to use monitors for home use.
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WHY DO YOU NEED A BLOOD PRESSURE MONITOR?
WHAT IS BLOOD PRESSURE?
The heart is a small but very powerful pump that beats steadily throughout your life, pumping blood through your body every day. The pressure created by the heart to pump the blood through the blood vessels is called blood pressure. When the heart muscle contracts the blood surges through the arteries and the systolic (upper) blood pressure value occurs. The diastolic (lower) value is the resting pressure before the heart contracts again.
WHEN DOES IT BECOME TOO HIGH?
Hypertension is the term used when your blood pressure remains abnormally high. The most important causes of this condition are hereditary factors, but incorrect diet, alcohol, smoking, lack of exercise and stress all increase the risk.
WHAT ARE THE CONSEQUENCES?
Even moderately elevated blood pressure at a constant state, if it is not treated, can damage the heart and blood vessels and may lead to a hardening of the arteries as well as other heart, circulatory and kidney problems.
WHAT CAN YOU DO TO COMBAT HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE?
Every form of high blood pressure can be effectively treated by taking suitable measures. As a means of prevention, and also to combat moderately increased blood pressure, changing your lifestyle and eating habits is often enough to produce an improvement. However, for most people medical treatment is necessary. On this point you should rely on your doctor’s advice and the medication they prescribe.
Steps to take:
• Eat sensibly
• Stop smoking
• Reduce your alcohol consumption
• Exercise regularly
• Reduce sources of stress
• Set aside time to relax
• Monitor your blood pressure (this is where we can help)
WHY USE AN OMRON BLOOD PRESSURE MONITOR?
Omron is the world’s leading manufacturer and distributor of blood pressure monitors for home use. By developing state-of-the-art products that match the highest criteria in blood pressure monitoring technology, Omron offers long-lasting quality and accuracy. Typically Omron monitors are clinically validated, assuring you the most reliable readings. By taking steps to monitor and manage your own blood pressure, you can vastly improve the chances of greater long-term health and be able to provide your doctor with valuable information.
WHAT SHOULD YOU CONSIDER WHEN CHOOSING YOUR BLOOD PRESSURE MONITOR?
UPPER ARM OR WRIST MONITOR?
Both types give accurate and reliable results. Upper arm monitors are used in a more traditional way and are ideal for home use whilst wrist monitors are smaller and can be more practical as the wrist is easier to expose than the upper arm.
WHAT IS INTELLISENSE™?
An Omron blood pressure monitor marked with the IntelliSense™ logo has the latest advanced technology integrated. The IntelliSense™ monitor inflates the cuff to the ideal level with each use. No adjustments are required by the user to select an inflation level. This is especially convenient for users with abnormally high blood pressure (hypertension) because their blood pressure is likely to fluctuate. It provides personalised inflation for maximum comfort.
CHOOSING THE RIGHT SIZED CUFF? (upper arm monitors)
The correct cuff size should be used for an accurate measurement. The length of the cuff’s bladder should encircle at least 80% of the arm. If the bladder is too short the blood pressure will be overestimated, since the pressure is not fully transmitted from the artery. A bladder which is too narrow or too large may cause inaccurate measurements.
Recommended cuff sizes for mid-arm circumference
DO YOU NEED A MEMORY FEATURE?
Omron blood pressure monitors come with a memory feature so that you can check your recent readings. These can range from 14 to 90 readings, depending on the monitor, allowing you to keep a digital record of your results. The latest models can also record the time and date of each reading.