Several weeks ago, I started taking my blood pressure at home with the help of the Omron EVOLV, an upper arm blood pressure monitor. It is a super compact and easy to use amazing machine. I highly recommend everyone to get one.
I also wrote about the importance of taking your blood pressure regularly and staying healthy. See my post, The Importance Of Monitoring My Blood Pressure Regularly At home, for more information. I also had moments where my blood pressure was high due to some medical tests I had and waiting for the results. Thankfully everything was fine. But I learned a lot from the experience.
I learned that my body is a truly amazing, powerful, and efficient system. I learned that we need to take care of our bodies at all times. I learned that being healthy is the most precious gift in life.
With just a few tools, you can really take charge of your health. Taking your blood pressure at home regularly is a must! And not only for adults. Kids can also benefit from having an Omron monitor at home.
My 7 year old son had a stomach virus a couple of weeks ago. A few days later, he developed a rash and I took him to the pediatrician. A nurse took his pulse and it was 65 which she said was a little low. The doctor said anything lower than 60 is evaluated but at 65 it was still fine. He told me to watch for signs of a low pulse like tiredness or fainting.
That day I went home worried. What if his pulse gets lower? But then I had an idea and tried to take his pulse with the Omron EVOLV. It also works great for kids! His pulse was still low at 69. The following day, I took his pulse it was back to normal! It now fluctuates in the mid 80s to low 90s which is perfect for his age.
Having this little machine helped me ease my fears and monitor my son’s blood pressure after going to the pediatrician. It helped me stay calm and reassured me that his pulse was not going below 60 which is the number of concern for doctors. I was able to monitor it at home in just a couple of minutes with the peace of mind of having a super reliable machine.
Thanks to the Omron EVOLV I was able to learn a lot about my blood pressure. I always have it within the normal range except times when I feel worried or anxious. I know now this machine can help prevent a stroke or a heart attack.
Omron’s goal is Going for Zero, which is their mission to eliminate strokes and heart attacks through education and prevention. Please see my post, Take Charge Of Your Health Now To Prevent Future Complications.
So please, if you don’t have an upper arm blood pressure monitor at home, please get one. It is good for the entire family and will help you prevent future complications. Take your blood pressure regularly and make sure you are always at safe levels.