Dr. Oz Talks About The #1 Health Gadget That Everyone Needs – The Omron 7 Series Wrist Blood Pressure Monitor
Today Dr. Oz spent the last half of the show talking about weight loss gadgets like the Hapi Fork & Fruit Water Flavor Infuser, and lazy women inventions like Mop Slippers & touch free toilet seat lids. During this subject Dr. Oz talked about an gadget that everyone needs, the Omron 7 Series Wrist Blood Pressure Monitor.
To help him with this segment Dr. Oz invited a woman on to the stage who suffers from high blood pressure. Dr. Oz asked her what she does about her high blood pressure and she replied that she tries to watch what she eats, occasionally exercises, and takes blood pressure medication.
3 Common Mistakes People Make When Taking Their Blood Pressure
#1 You only take your blood pressure at the Doctors office – Dr. Oz said that if you have high blood pressure you should be monitoring it at home as well. He said that research has shown that at home is the best place to check your numbers. Dr. Oz also said that people who take their blood pressure at home have a 50 percent improvement in how they take their medications!
#2 You drink caffeine before you get your blood pressure taken – Caffeine elevates your numbers and can give you elevated readings.
DO’s and DON’TS before having your blood pressure taken :
- When you have your blood pressure taken you should have your feet on the floor and you should be sitting down quietly for 5 minutes before having your reading done.
- Do not exercise, drink alcohol, or take a bath within 30 minutes before having your reading taken (exercise can elevate your blood pressure and taking a bath lowers it)
# 3 The cuff is the wrong size – This can affect your readings. Because of this Dr. Oz recommends using wrist cuff blood pressure monitors while at home. He said that when you have your reading done you should raise your wrist to your heart level because where you have your arms also plays a role in the reading that you will receive. The wrist cuff monitor that was used on the show was the Omron 7 Series Wrist Monitor. In fact, everyone in the audience got to take home an Omron 7 Series wrist blood pressure monitor!
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