Monitoring blood pressure at home helps you keep tabs on your pressure and alerts your doctor of any potential health complications.
You should check your blood pressure at least two times a day – once in the morning before eating or taking any medications and again in the evening.
No. Placing the cuff over clothing may affect the accuracy of your reading. You should place the cuff on bare skin.
Blood pressure tends to be higher in the morning because the body releases hormones such as adrenaline & noradrenaline, to boost your energy. This cause a rise in blood pressure.
Normal blood pressure is less than 120 over 80 (120/80).
Smoking, excessive amounts of caffeine, rigorous workouts, stress & anxiety and even certain medications can cause a temporary spike in blood pressure.
Yes, it is normal for your blood pressure to vary at different times of the day. It tends to be higher in the morning and lower at night . In scientific terms, it is called as blood pressure variability
Yes. Blood pressure readings taken from a wrist BP monitor are usually higher and less accurate than an arm monitor.
It's best to take your blood pressure from your left arm if you are right-handed. However, you can use the other arm if you have been told to do so by your healthcare provider.
Both the Systolic and Diastolic readings are important.
Yes. It is important that the cuff fits right. A tight cuff can result in a higher blood pressure reading.
You can measure your arm size with a measuring tape in centimetres (CMS) or inches. Accordingly, you can buy a cuff which is relevant.
If the cuff fits comfortably around your upper arm and covers about 80% of it, rest assured you’re wearing the correct cuff size.
Yes. The Circa 120/80 devicesare developed as per the guidelines ofthe British and Irish Hypertension Society (BIHS), the European Society of Hypertension (ESH), and the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) to ensure accurate results. The brand also adheres to the protocols of the Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation (AAMI) and the International Organization for Standardization (ISO).
You can purchase accessories online as well as at a medical store near you. Find a medical near you: https://www.circaindia.co.in/storelocator
You can purchase accessories online as well as at a medical store near you. Find a medical near you: https://www.circaindia.co.in/storelocator
Yes. Diabetes damages arteries, making them targets for hardening (atherosclerosis). This can cause high blood pressure.
High blood pressure during pregnancy can place extra stress on your heart and kidneys increasing the risk of developing hypertension in the future. High blood pressure can decrease the flow of nutrients to the baby through the placenta which can cause growth problems.
One should take 3 blood pressure readings and take into consideration the average of the 3 readings to ensure accuracy.
White coat hypertension (also known as white coat syndrome) is when blood pressure readings are found too high at the doctor’s clinic (40/90 mmHg), but it is comparatively lower out of the clinic (ambulatory daytime BP or home BP 35/85 mmHg). It occurs due to the anxiety or stress experienced by patients during a clinic visit.
Masked hypertension is when blood pressure readings are found to be normal at the doctor’s clinic (lesser then 140/90 mmHg), but it is elevated when checked at home. (Ambulatory daytime BP or home BP greater than 140/90 mmHg).