A blood pressure monitor, also known as a sphygmomanometer, is used to measure the body’s blood pressure to indicate certain health issues. There are several types of blood-pressure monitors. These include manual meters such as mercury and Aneroid models, and digital monitors.
Manual blood pressure meters work by reading the systolic and diastolic blood pressure via a cuff placed on the upper arm. Digital monitors feature a cuff or other device which is placed on the wrist, finger, or upper arm.
Before purchasing a blood pressure monitor for home use it is advisable to do a bit of research so as to choose the best model for your personal needs. Determine why you are choosing to have a home blood pressure monitoring system and then go from there.