What is OMRON RS2?
OMRON RS2 is a lightweight, compact blood pressure monitor that takes your reading from your wrist. Comfortable and easy to use with its single-button operation, this blood pressure monitor allows you to take your blood pressure from the comfort of your own home and even store up to 30 readings to show your doctor or healthcare practitioner. OMRON RS2 also gives you early warnings with its irregular heartbeat detector and hypertension indicator.
How to use this product
Before recording your blood pressure with the OMRON RS2, rest for at least five minutes. Wrap the wrist cuff firmly around your left wrist with your palm facing upwards, leaving 1-2cm between the cuff and your palm.
Sit in a chair with uncrossed legs and your feet flat on the ground, making sure your back and arm are supported. Try to stay as still as possible during the reading and don’t bend your wrist or clench your fist. Press the START/STOP button once to start your reading, allowing the cuff to fully inflate. When the cuff has completely deflated, you’ll be able to see your results on the screen.
Who might need to test their blood pressure?
A blood pressure check is a routine part of many doctors appointments, but some people may need to be testing more often due to certain risk factors. People who have chronic health conditions, particularly hypertension (high blood pressure) or heart disease, will find it beneficial to keep a blood pressure monitor at home so they can test themselves regularly.
What do blood pressure results mean?
Your blood pressure reading will show a top number and a bottom number. The top number is your systolic blood pressure, the highest level your blood pressure reaches when your heart beats and pumps blood around your body. The bottom number is your diastolic blood pressure, the lowest level your blood pressure reaches as your heart relaxes between each beat. Your reading will be measured in millimetres of mercury (mmHg) - the ideal blood pressure reading is between 90/60mmHg and 120/80mmHg.
If your reading is 140/90mmHg or over, your doctor will likely diagnose you with hypertension and you may be prescribed medicines to lower your blood pressure. If your reading is somewhere between 120/80mmHg and 140/90mmHg, your blood pressure is slightly higher than it should be and you’ll need to make some lifestyle changes to avoid developing hypertension. Finally, if your reading is lower than 90/60mmHg, your blood pressure may be low.
When should this product not be used?
This product is suitable for adults only. Do not use the OMRON RS2 monitor if your wrist is injured or under medical treatment. Speak to your doctor before using this monitor if any of the following apply to you:
Common arrhythmias such as atrial or ventricular premature beats
Severe blood flow problems
You have had a mastectomy
Do not use any mobile devices while taking a reading. Do not adjust any medication based on your blood pressure reading - always follow your doctor’s professional medical advice.
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