Blood Pressure Monitor

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Blood Pressure Monitor

Postby WeiHan » Mon Jun 25, 2012 10:00 pm

Hi,

I bought an Osim brand blood pressure monitor for my parents but after using for a while, it starts getting less accurate in its measurement.

Do you have the same experience with blood pressure monitors? I heard from a few relatives that they experience the same thing with their monitor but don't know which brand they are using.

NTUC Unity carries the Omron brand of blood pressure monitor but I am not sure if it will also gradually become less accurate. I search their mother company website and they stated that their monitor is clinically tested wheareas I can't find the same statement from the Osim website.

Share your experience.

WeiHan
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Re: Blood Pressure Monitor

Postby BeContented » Mon Jun 25, 2012 10:06 pm

Have an Omron BP machine for >1.5year. So far seems ok. Have brought to my GP a few times to calibrate, so far no issue.

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Re: Blood Pressure Monitor

Postby WeiHan » Mon Jun 25, 2012 10:29 pm

Which model of Omron are you using? the $80 or $200 one? manual one or auto one?

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Re: Blood Pressure Monitor

Postby Nebbermind » Tue Jun 26, 2012 9:22 am

WeiHan,

How did you find out that it is not longer accurate?

I have a few BP monitors, wrist type and cuff type both at home and at my parents' place. I'm not sure how accurate they r but I use them mainly for indicative purpose.

Was told that the most accurate is still the old school mercury type.

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Can you actually calibrate these devices? Or u just compare its reading vs the GP's and confirm they r within range?

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Re: Blood Pressure Monitor

Postby BeContented » Tue Jun 26, 2012 10:42 am

Nebbermind wrote:WeiHan,

How did you find out that it is not longer accurate?

I have a few BP monitors, wrist type and cuff type both at home and at my parents' place. I'm not sure how accurate they r but I use them mainly for indicative purpose.

Was told that the most accurate is still the old school mercury type.

BeContented

Can you actually calibrate these devices? Or u just compare its reading vs the GP's and confirm they r within range?


Hi. GP asked me bring my bp device to calibrate with their, I just follow the word used without much thots. :oops:
You r right, only compare & confirm readings are within range, nothing else done.

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Re: Blood Pressure Monitor

Postby BeContented » Tue Jun 26, 2012 10:44 am

WeiHan wrote:Which model of Omron are you using? the $80 or $200 one? manual one or auto one?


Should be the $80.
Model : SEM -1

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Re: Blood Pressure Monitor

Postby WeiHan » Tue Jun 26, 2012 12:44 pm

Nebbermind wrote:WeiHan,

How did you find out that it is not longer accurate?

I have a few BP monitors, wrist type and cuff type both at home and at my parents' place. I'm not sure how accurate they r but I use them mainly for indicative purpose.

Was told that the most accurate is still the old school mercury type.

BeContented

Can you actually calibrate these devices? Or u just compare its reading vs the GP's and confirm they r within range?


The reading taken for the first and second time (immediate taking) can differ greatly. That is how we discover it is getting less accurate.

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Re: Blood Pressure Monitor

Postby cool_hi » Sun Mar 20, 2016 1:26 pm

Any recommendation on brand and where to buy is cheaper?:)
Wanted to buy osim but reading above make me hesitant:)
Thanks

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Re: Blood Pressure Monitor

Postby happymum40 » Sun Mar 20, 2016 5:24 pm

i will drink green apples and celery juices to lower down my blood pressure and usually it works

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Re: Blood Pressure Monitor

Postby archcherub » Sat Dec 17, 2016 2:20 pm

cool_hi wrote:Any recommendation on brand and where to buy is cheaper?:)
Wanted to buy osim but reading above make me hesitant:)
Thanks


i personally think omron is the best and most stable.
blood pressure monitors can be erratic as it requires calibration, but among all brands that my friends and i use, omron is the one with least problems. I think Japanese brand has higher quality.

the other brands i heard is rossmax, an UK brand. and also panasonic.
but overall, i always buy omron.
u can always browse and buy online, cheaper also
http://seniorcare.com.sg/product-category/diagnostics-and-monitoring/blood-pressure-monitors/
i bought the hem 7121. used for 3 years liao!

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