|Product provided for review. All opinions are my own.|
“When the heart speaks, the mind finds it indecent to object.”
― Milan Kundera, The Unbearable Lightness of Being
According to WebMD, Hypertensive Heart Disease is the number one cause of death associated with high blood pressure. In addition to seeing a doctor regularly, you can check your blood pressure at home quickly and easily with the MeasuPro Upper Arm Blood Pressure Monitor.
The box comes with everything you need to check your blood pressure at home - even the batteries. And, it's so easy to use. The cuff plugs in to a port on the side of the machine, and the batteries go in the back. Set the date and unit of measurement, and Bob's your uncle.
I love to share with my husband, but sometimes we need different things - like, we share the same bed, but we can each change our side to be as firm or soft as we like. Hubby and I both need to monitor our blood pressure, and with the MeasuPro, we can share the same machine. It has two memory functions that save up to 60 records per user (or 120 measurements) and averages the last three.
It's super easy to use. Just attach the cuff on your upper arm using velcro, rest quietly for a few minutes, and press either the user 1 or user 2 button, depending on which memory you are using. The cuff inflates and deflates automatically, and the readings will come up on the screen.
The cuff is supposed to be at the same level as your heart. If you have large arms like I do, it's harder to get the cuff on properly, and cuffs that aren't made for larger arms will often give an artificially high reading. I would love it if this company advertised a selection of cuffs in different sizes, or had a plus-sized option.
The MeasuPro has a large LED display that shows the pressure and pulse rate. It will even tell you if it registers an irregular pulse! If your blood pressure is within normal ranges, the screen glows blue. If it registers higher readings, the screen will either glow yellow, or in cases or hypertensive crisis, it will glow red.
Some shiny, tiny hearts for today's nailart! I used Revlon Parfumerie Spun Sugar for the base, and stamped with plate m73 and Mundo de Uñas Blue Grey.
MeasuPro Upper Arm Blood Pressure Monitor on Amazon, where it is currently selling for $44.99.