Simple one-touch operation
TERUMO Digital Blood Pressure Monitor is ideal for home use with its simple one-touch operation, accurate measurement and affordability.
Terumo Corporation is the leading medical product innovator in Japan and has a 38-year history in the development and production of blood pressure monitors, supplying to hospitals worldwide since 1975.
Terumo Digital Blood Pressure Monitor is one of the many products geared towards Terumo’s prevention-oriented model for home health care.
Hypertension, or high blood pressure, is dubbed “the silent killer” because it has no symptoms or warning signs. Many people who have the condition don’t realise it and the lack of knowledge can be deadly.
Untreated high blood pressure over the years silently damages organs and sets a hypertensive person on course for life-threatening diseases, including stroke, heart diseases and kidney failure.
The prevention and management of high blood pressure continues to be a major challenge to health care providers, and home monitoring is greatly encouraged.
Hypertension can affect anyone – young or old, obese or slim. Measuring your blood pressure once or twice a year during routine check-ups is not reflective of your true blood pressure as it is continually changing depending on activity, temperature, diet, emotional state, posture, physical state and medication use.
The best time to measure your blood pressure is at the same time and same place where you are most relaxed. This is usually in the home. By taking daily measurements at home, you can note any sudden fluctuations in your blood pressure and consult your doctor in a timely manner.
Even if your blood pressure isn’t in the hypertensive range, you may be at risk. The danger zone starts at lower pressures than experts once believed.
Many health experts recommend people who appear to be creeping into the risk zone to make lifestyle changes that can reduce blood pressure before their readings soar into the hypertensive zone.
Management of hypertension
Daily home monitoring is useful for those already on medication to control hypertension.
Keeping a record of the measurements will show you and your doctor how much your blood pressure changes during the day.
These measurements will help determine if your medicine is working to control your high blood pressure.
Hypertension and pregnancy
Although many pregnant women with high blood pressure have healthy babies without serious problems, high blood pressure can be dangerous for both the mother and the foetus.
Women with pre-existing or chronic high blood pressure are more likely to have certain complications during pregnancy than those with normal blood pressure.
The effects of high blood pressure range from mild to severe. High blood pressure can harm the mother’s kidneys and other organs, and it can cause low birth weight and early delivery.
However, some women develop high blood pressure while they are pregnant (often called gestational hypertension).
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Terumo Digital Blood Pressure Monitor is ideal for home use with its simple one-touch operation, accurate measurement and affordability.