Blood Pres­sure & ad­vanced tech­nol­ogy

Central and North Burnett Times - - GUARDIAN -

Poor heart health, in­clud­ing high blood pres­sure can in­crease the risk of de­vel­op­ing Type 2 Di­a­betes. That’s why it is so im­por­tant to keep a reg­u­lar check on your blood pres­sure. High blood pres­sure is of­ten com­mon in peo­ple with di­a­betes. Heart at­tacks & strokes are up to 4 times more likely to oc­cur in peo­ple with di­a­betes. Blood pres­sure is mea­sured by the pres­sure of the blood in the ar­ter­ies as the heart pumps it around the body. High blood pres­sure can re­sult in in­creased risks of stroke, heart dis­ease, kid­ney dis­ease, eye dis­ease and nerve dam­age. Good man­age­ment of blood pres­sure for peo­ple with di­a­betes is ex­tremely im­por­tant in de­creas­ing th­ese risks. Some of the causes of high blood pres­sure are not known, al­though it is known that it tends to run in fam­i­lies. Life­style fac­tors such as be­ing in­ac­tive, over­weight, smok­ing, drink­ing ex­ces­sive al­co­hol and eat­ing a lot of salt can also in­crease your risk. It is strongly rec­om­mended to have your blood pres­sure eval­u­ated at ev­ery doc­tor’s visit if you have con­cerns. This is es­pe­cially im­por­tant if you are us­ing a home blood pres­sure mon­i­tor. Blood pres­sure mon­i­tors al­low you to get the op­ti­mal health ben­e­fits of test­ing & record­ing your re­sults at home. For peo­ple with high blood pres­sure this can be ben­e­fi­cial for con­sul­ta­tion with their doc­tor to eval­u­ate the read­ings. The NEW Om­ron Blue­tooth Blood Pres­sure Mon­i­tor is avail­able at Gayn­dah & Mun­dub­bera Guardian mak­ing home blood pres­sure mon­i­tor­ing so much eas­ier for those who are tech savvy. It will al­low you to track your read­ings via the Om­ron Connect App by wire­lessly sync­ing to your smart­phone. The ma­chine au­to­mat­i­cally ap­plies the right amount of pres­sure for fast, ac­cu­rate and more com­fort­able mea­sure­ments. The mon­i­tor can be used for both your­self and an­other per­son with the 2-user mem­ory func­tion. Each user can store and re­view the last 100 read­ings with a touch of a but­ton. A colour blood pres­sure level in­di­ca­tor alerts you if your morn­ing blood pres­sure read­ing ex­ceeds in­ter­na­tion­ally recog­nised guide­lines, for nor­mal home blood pres­sure lev­els. This de­vice along with the vary­ing ex­ist­ing & trusted mod­els of Om­ron blood pres­sure mon­i­tors pro­vide peace of mind for your blood pres­sure home mon­i­tor­ing. Talk to our Guardian Phar­ma­cists Gra­ham & Steph about up­dat­ing your blood pres­sure tech­nol­ogy in­store. They can also as­sess your heart health, as part of our FREE personalised Di­a­betes Risk or Man­age­ment Checks at Gayn­dah & Mun­dub­bera Guardian Phar­ma­cies.

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