Sim­ple one-touch op­er­a­tion

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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).

For de­tails, look out for the ad­ver­tise­ment in this StarSpe­cial.

Terumo Dig­i­tal Blood Pres­sure Mon­i­tor is ideal for home use with its sim­ple one-touch op­er­a­tion, ac­cu­rate mea­sure­ment and af­ford­abil­ity.

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