High Blood Pressure.
Three little words, but they mean so much. Sitting in the doctor’s office, hearing these words can forever change your life. It has mine.
I was first diagnosed with high blood pressure 21 years ago while pregnant with my oldest son. I don’t think that I took it as seriously as I should have at that point in my life. But in the years since then, it has become a typical way of life for me.
My mornings start out with two different medications designed to keep my blood pressure in check. Without medication, high blood pressure can be an extremely serious condition. Making sure my blood pressure stays controlled with the medication in a necessity.
But exactly how do you make sure your blood pressure is being controlled?
Enter the realm of blood pressure monitors. Monitoring blood pressure between doctor visits is usually a requirement for someone on medication. I have gone through more brands and types of monitors than I can even remember. Some good, some not so good.
When I was contacted to review the Ozeri Blood Pressure Monitor, I was happy to do so. I am always looking for a monitor that fits into my lifestyle and this one works wonderfully.
A wrist cuff style monitor is much more convenient to use than the inflatable arm cuff style. This style monitor is more portable and travels much better as well.
One of the neat features of the Ozeri Blood Pressure Monitor is the voice interaction. It tells you if your arm is in the right position to use or not. No more guessing. Or worse yet, being lazy and not putting it on correctly.
Not sure if your reading is in the “right” range? This meter tells you that. It is so nice to her “her” (it has a female voice) say that your blood pressure is normal.
Another nice feature is that it keeps a record of your last 90 blood pressure readings. For 2 people. Yes for 2 users. How great is that? No need to have separate meters for two people.
I like the fact that it stores so many readings because the doctor always wants a list of readings taken for 30 days in a row. I am too lazy to write it down all the time. This way I don’t have to write it down. I just take my meter in to the doctors office with me.
The only cons with this meter is that the voice can be a bit annoying when your husband is trying to watch tv and you are checking your blood pressure. And if you don’t have your wrist in the right position, it can be a little overly sensitive to positioning.
This is definitely a monitor that I will be using for some time to come.
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