Wearable blood pressure monitors for seniors made easy
High blood pressure or hypertension affects one in three adults, but many of those affected have no idea that they’re suffering from this disorder known as “The Silent Killer”. Generally speaking, your blood pressure rises as you get older. Statistics show that about 80% of people over the age of 65 have hypertension. Some factors that may contribute to this are changes to the elasticity in the walls of the arteries and other blood vessels, a decrease in the efficiency of the heart and kidney, being less physically active, menopause in women, and increased sensitivity to salt.
Therefore, it’s especially important that seniors be able to take an active role in lowering their blood pressure. Managing hypertension involves increasing physical activity, making healthy dietary changes, and taking blood pressure medication if prescribed. Being able to monitor BP levels on a daily basis at home is critical to determining whether or not your individual treatment plan is working.
Wearable blood pressure monitors make it possible for you to take regular measurements of your BP and to keep accurate records of both your numbers and your pulse rate. Ivy Health Labs offers wireless wrist and arm blood pressure monitors to help you stay on top of your blood pressure and reduce your risk of developing hypertension-related health issues including heart and kidney disease and stroke.
Both of our blood pressure monitors are designed for ease of use with large buttons as well as a Velcro cuff for easy on and off. The compact design of our monitors makes them easy to carry so that you can keep track of your blood pressure from any location.
Wrist or arm?
Wearable blood pressure monitors are great options, especially for seniors, to help keep tabs on blood pressure and to more easily discover patterns or trends which can then lead to lifestyle and/or medication changes to get numbers back to within a healthy range.
At Ivy Health Labs, we offer two options of wearable monitors — a wrist monitor and an arm monitor. Both of our wireless monitors are easy to use and are accurate to within 3 mmHg. For most people it comes down to choosing the monitor that is most comfortable for them.
Our wireless arm monitor offers automatic cuff inflation, and its sleek design gives it an advantage over the more traditional bulky designs. Both the wireless wrist monitor and arm monitor can be used by any number of individuals.
Keeping it simple
One of the benefits of the Ivy Health blood pressure monitors is that they can be used with or without a smartphone. This is particularly appealing to older individuals who may not be very tech-savvy.
However, using our app makes tracking blood pressure levels, storing them in the cloud, and sharing the data with your doctor a great option for staying on top of your long term health. The best defense against developing high blood pressure is prevention.