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How to Check Your Blood Pressure with a Sphygmomanometer


It's a good idea to measure your blood pressure regularly. Because hypertension is a common and frequently-occurring disease. Early patients with the disease usually have disease slow, often asymptomatic, is actually led to heart, cerebrovascular and kidney disease has become an important risk factor. So, how to check your blood pressure with asphygmomanometer?


Choose Sphygmomanometer

First, let's find out what kind ofsphygmomanometeris suitable for family use. Thesphygmomanometeris divided into automaticdigital sphygmomanometer,manual aneroid sphygmomanometerandmercury sphygmomanometer.Digital sphygmomanometeris very simple to operate, but not easy to carry.Mercury sphygmomanometeris relatively large, the operation also needs some degree of expertise, more suitable for use in hospitals.Manual aneroid sphygmomanometeris generally more convenient to carry, easy to operate, is the best choice for family use. So, let's talk about how to measure blood pressure with aneroid sphygmomanometer.


Measuring Your Blood Pressure

1.Before measuring blood pressure, take a rest of about 10min to avoid the influence of full meal, exercise and mood.

2.The lower edge of thesphygmomanometer cuffis 2~3cm from the elbow socket, and it should be tightened by one finger. The cuff should be as high as the heart.

3.Touch the brachial artery pulsating position with hand, place stethoscope, at this time can hear and brachial artery pulsating sound.

4.Pressure to brachial artery pulse sound stop, slowly let off air, until hear the first pulse sound, at this time for systolic pressure, that is, high blood pressure. Continue to deflate, until the sound becomes weak or disappear when the diastolic pressure, that is, low blood pressure.


Tip: many people do not know the difference between measuring the left arm and the right arm. Most people have higher blood pressure on the right arm than on the left arm, so the right arm is dominant. It is recommended that blood pressure be measured on both sides at the first measurement and on the high side for a long time.