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In today’s digital age, there are so many wearable fitness gadgets. These can assist you in getting an overview of your health from the comfort of your own home. They can allow you to check your blood pressure, oxygen and weight. These are all things help you to maintain a healthy weight. Most of these fitness gadgets are not covered by insurance, but are definitely worth the cost.

The American Heart Association recommends for anyone with hypertension (high blood pressure) to monitor their blood pressure at home regularly. This is an important part of managing hypertension. Monitoring it from home can help you keep tabs on it from a familiar setting, make sure your medication is working and alert you and your doctors to potential health complications.

Blood pressure monitors are available at many different places and without a prescription. So, home monitoring is an easy step that you can take. Before getting started, you should know the right technique and find a good monitor.

So, why do you need to monitor at home?
  • It can help to make an early diagnosis of high blood pressure. If you have pre-hypertension, diabetes or kidney problems, home blood pressure monitoring can help diagnose high blood pressure earlier.
  • It can help people of all ages check their condition. The only way to know whether your lifestyle changes or medications are working is to regularly monitor!
  • It results in better blood pressure control.
  • It reduces overall health care costs, lowers your travel expenses and saves in lost wages.

Stop by MacDonald’s Pharmacy today to get more information on monitoring at home! We can help you figure out the best ways to regularly keep up with your blood pressure at home.