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Blood Pressure Monitors

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I saw the coolest blood pressure monitor at the periodontist today. It wraps around

your wrist rather than the bicep. It was made by Nonin.

Just thought I'd share the news. If I were in the market to buy a new one I'd want to know about this one, as it's a lot smaller and looks easier to use.

Jennifer

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Hi Jennifer,

 

Thanks for mentioning that! Just be aware to try out blood pressure monitors before you buy them, and do it according to your doctors prescription so you get the right kind -- and size. Also, with a prescription it is usually paid for by insurance.

 

I'm not able to use the wrist ones -- they just zero out on me. They said that was probably due to Raynaud's. But they would be delightful -- if/when they work!


Warm Hugs,

 

Shelley Ensz

Founder and President

International Scleroderma Network (ISN)

Hotline and Donations: 1-800-564-7099

 

The most important thing in the world to know about scleroderma is sclero.org.

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Very interesting. I have the Nonin bicep one and my Dr. didn't specify which kind to get, but he did order me to get one because I was on 60mgs of Prednisone. I just researched and found one with good reviews.

 

It sure was cute...:)

Jen

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Hey Jen,

I bought an Omron BP monitor recently. I read that the wrists ones aren't always as accurate. Maybe cause it's hard to keep the wrist still I don't know.

 

peanut


You can deprive the body but the soul needs chocolate

my HMO makes me wear a helmet...

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Hi Jen,

i brought a omron automatic wrist blood pressure monitor(rem-1) model about three months ago, which was prescribed by my doctor, and I have not had any problems with it so far.

~Jane~

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Sometimes during my infusions, the nurse can't get a bp reading using the bicep wrap and has to use the wrist attachment. My bp is always so low (especially during infusions) so he has a hard time getting a reading. The wrist seems to provide a reading every time.

 

Big Hugs,


Janey Willis

ISN Support Specialist

(Retired) ISN Assistant Webmaster

(Retired) ISN News Director

(Retired) ISN Technical Writer for Training Manuals

International Scleroderma Network (ISN)

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