High Blood Pressure or Hypertension is commonly called a “Silent Killer.” Often there are no symptoms of high blood pressure, hence referred to as a Silent Killer.
However, it can have severe negative impacts on the human body leading to Heart Attacks, Heart Failure, and other complications. ~ Source FDA
Managing Blood Pressure is essential for long and healthy life. Apart from making dietary and lifestyle changes, taking the prescribed medication regularly and monitoring blood pressure is necessary.
Here is a Quick Table to Understand the Blood Pressure Readings:
Systolic is the higher reading, and Diastolic is the lower reading – Your blood pressure machine will show two readings like 120/80. Here is the standard range of readings and their interpretation.
|BLOOD PRESSURE CATEGORY||SYSTOLIC mm Hg (upper number)||and/or||DIASTOLIC mm Hg (lower number)|
|NORMAL||LESS THAN 120||and||LESS THAN 80|
|ELEVATED||120 – 129||and||LESS THAN 80|
|HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE (HYPERTENSION) STAGE 1||130 – 139||or||80 – 89|
|HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE (HYPERTENSION) STAGE 2||140 OR HIGHER||or||90 OR HIGHER|
|HYPERTENSIVE CRISIS (consult your doctor immediately)||HIGHER THAN 180||and/or||HIGHER THAN 120|
Data Source – Heart.Org
Reducing Blood Pressure
There are a couple of things that you can do to lower your blood pressure, decreasing your salt intake, do regular daily exercise and lose weight, stop smoking or drinking alcohol and eat more vegan food with less fat content.
Now we understand the Basics; let’s Check out the Best Blood Pressure Monitors You Can buy in India.
1). Dr. Morepen BP02 Automatic Blood Pressure Monitor – Price Rs. 1080
Dr. Morepen is an old and trusted brand when it comes to, and it offers reliable products like Dr. Morepen BP02 Blood pressure monitor.
It is a fully automatic machine that measures blood pressure and shows you the pulse rate at the same time.
Additionally, the machine comes with a large LCD display and can store up to 120 sets of results, and can be used by multiple users.
However, it has a minimum pressure of 40 mmHg and a maximum pressure of 230 mmHg.
It offers low battery indication when the battery drains out. Moreover, it also contains an automatic power-off feature to save the battery.
Furthermore, this BP monitor is available online for an affordable Price tag of Rs. 1,080.
2). Omron HEM 7124 Digital Blood Pressure Monitor – Price 2099
Omron HEM 7124 monitor is an automatic BP monitor that performs easy one-touch operations.
The machine has a decent display that displays heart rate and blood pressure results at a single time.
Additionally, It offers an accurate and easy blood pressure measurement with Enhanced Intellisense Technology.
It detects body movements during the measurement and indicates it to the user by blinking error symbol.
I have been using this Blood Pressure Monitor for last 3 years and found it to be reliable and accurate.
Furthermore, it also detects and indicates if the measured blood pressure result comes outside the standard range.
However, the maximum pressure measurement range of the machine is 299 mmHg.
For purchase, the Omron HEM 7124 monitor is available online that comes for Rs 2,199.
3). Dr. Trust Smart Digital Blood Pressure Monitor – Price Rs. 1999
Dr. Trust’s digital blood pressure monitor comes with an MDI that delivers accurate measurements through simple button pressing operations.
Furthermore, its MDI technology prevents a user from any pressure on the arm and is less painful. That’s why it is the best option for older patients or others who cannot tolerate cuff pressure.
Also, the BP Monitor has voice output to speak the reading, suitable for the elderly who sometimes have weak eyesight. This feature lets you know BP through audio in English, Spanish, and German. Also, you can switch off this voice feature if you don’t want to use it.
The BP monitor has a large LCD display and comes along with hypertension indicators that include Green, Yellow, and Red Region that easily let you know whether your BP is normal, moderate, or high.
You can also get the pulse measurement along with monitoring your blood pressure.
Furthermore, It can store up to 120 test results and also offers features like auto power off, low battery indication, and warns you if it detects an irregular Heartbeat.
Additionally, it comes with a micro USB compatible port that means you can power it either from a laptop, tablet, or any other compatible power source or with 4 AA batteries.
The Blood Pressure Machine is available online for Rs 1,999.
4). Dr. Trust (USA) Digital Blood Pressure Monitor – Price Rs. 1699
We have another recommendation from Dr. Trust(USA). The Digital BP monitor comes with an excellent feature – it allows you to transfer your reading to a smartphone for later access and record keeping.
This BP monitor by Dr. Trust can Connect wirelessly with your smartphone/tablet via Bluetooth connectivity and sync data in the free “Dr. Trust BP Connect” app that allows you to share your test results even with your doctor quickly.
This app works with both iOS and Android devices and has unlimited memory
For viewing test results on the device, it offers a large display and conical cuff circumference of 22-42 c, makings it a perfect fit for most arm sizes.
Moreover, the device works on MDI technology that offers low pressure on the arm while testing and has hypertension indicators.
An in-built micro USB port can be used to power the device, or you can use any standard mobile charger or power bank, or 4 AAA Batteries.
Furthermore, it is available online along with a purchasing price of Rs 1,699.
5). Omron HEM 6232T Blood Pressure Monitor – Price Rs. 3999
There is another BP monitor by Omron, but this one is the most expensive monitor among all present in this list.
Omron HEM 6232T comes with a unique design in comparison to the traditional BP monitors.
The cuff is attached to the monitoring device that looks like a big smartwatch. You can wear it on your sleeve to get the reading.
The device works on Intellisense technology that automatically applies the correct pressure for fast, accurate, and more comfortable measurement.
Also, the cuff wrap guides you on whether the cuff is too loose or wrapped correctly with the help of illuminated indicators.
You can transfer your test results to your smartphone via the Omron Connect app and also can check your Personal health history through the intuitive dashboard.
Furthermore, the BP monitor has unique features like an Irregular Heartbeat detector and Body detector and automatically stores up to 100 sets of measurement values.
You can purchase it online at Rs 3999.
Buy the one that suits your budget and requirements. I will suggest that you must have a BP machine at home to check the blood pressure, especially for those who have heart-related to BP-related illness.
Also, if you need some help or advice, please ask in the comments, me or my team will be happy to help.
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Written By Ayush Sharma and Edited By Kanuj Sharma