What is the Omron M7 Intelli Upper Arm Blood Pressure Monitor?
The Omron M7 Blood Pressure Monitor is an advanced automatic blood pressure monitor that will give a fast, accurate, and easy to see reading. The monitor comes with a cuff that is suitable for arm circumferences from 22-42cm, covering a wide range of sizes. The M7 also has a hypertension tracker for monitoring high blood pressure over a period of time. It can also average blood pressure over time as well. IF you have an irregular heartbeat, the M7 will detect it. The built-in memory will also keep a record of 100 memories for 2 users. You can also link the monitor to your smartphone and manage the health data produced.
What does the Omron M7 come with?
The Omron M7 comes with:
- The M7 monitor
- Arm cuff for 22-42cm arms
- Instruction manual
- Storage case
- Setup guide
- Blood pressure pass
Why should blood pressure be monitored?
Blood pressure should be monitored in case of high or low blood pressure. High blood pressure can increase the risk of a heart attack or a stroke. Low blood pressure is not as serious, but it can cause dizziness and fainting. When it comes to high or low blood pressure, there is no obvious symptoms. When it comes to blood pressure, there are 2 readings:
- Systolic pressure – the pressure that blood pushed out by the heart
- Diastolic pressure – The pressure when your heart rests at between beats
The readings from a blood pressure monitor will be systolic pressure over diastolic pressure. This will show as 140/90mmHg for example, which means that the systolic pressure is 140mmHg and the diastolic pressure is 90mmHg. If your reading was this, then you would have high blood pressure. Normal blood pressure is between 90/60mmHg and 120/80mmHg, with low blood pressure being below 90/60mmHg.
Who is the M7 suitable for?
The Omron M7 is suitable to be used by anyone who is looking for a blood pressure monitor that will give a fast and accurate reading. Anyone over the age of 40 should have a test every 5 years or so with the NHS. Anyone with a high risk of a condition should have one more often.
How should the Omron M7 Intelli Upper Arm Blood Pressure Monitor be used?
Setup the monitor as instructed in the guide included. Then use it as instructed for a blood pressure reading. If the reading is high or low, then speak to a doctor in order to get advice on what to do next.