Rossmax Aneroid Sphygmomanometer
The Rossmax Sphygmomanometer is a smart and simple device to measure one's blood pressure manually. It is professional and sleek in its design with a white dial face and chrome-plated brass air valve release.
The sphygmomanometer comes as three options, with wrap cuff or D-ring cuff, or with a D-ring cuff and stethoscope. All options come complete with a zipper bag. The D-ring cuff can be resized between 24-32cm and the wrap can be resized between 25.2-40.6cm. Both of the cuffs are latex free so can be used on most people.
How to use:
1. Firstly you need to apply the cuff. If the cuff isn't applied correctly, you will not be able to take a successful reading. Wrap the cuff around your bare upper arm with the tube coming out the bottom in line with your fourth finger. On the cuff, there is a main artery icon to help you a place the cuff correctly around your arm.
2. Next you need to place the stethoscope over the main artery, just underneath the cuff.
3. Make sure the valve is closed and squeeze the bulb to reach a blood pressure 20-30mmHg over your normal blood pressure by looking at the pressure showing on the dial.
4. Carefully, open the valve to slowly let the cuff deflate.
5. As soon as you start hearing the heartbeat through the stethoscope, record the reading on the dial face - this is your systolic reading.
6. Keeping slowly deflating the cuff. When you can no longer hear the heartbeat, record the reading on the dial face - this is your diastolic reading.
Why should I measure my blood pressure?
Blood pressure is important as it tell us the pressure when blood is pushed out of the heart and when your heart relaxes in between beats. If, for example, your blood pressure is too high, it can lead to a stroke or a heart attack and increase your chance of developing long-term health problems such as kidney disease, dementia, or coronary heart disease. By monitoring your blood pressure it can indicate if you are at risk of developing these problems and potentially prevent them from happening.
Why are my readings inconsistent?
Throughout your day, your blood pressure will vary, this is completely normal. When you wake up you will find your blood pressure is probably quite low compared to if you measure your blood pressure just after going for a walk. There are some factors that have a temporary affect on your blood pressure like exercise, stress, caffeine and alcohol so you may be finding that your readings are different because these things have affected it. Essentially, you need to compare ‘apples with apples’. When you are taking your readings and comparing them, you should do it in the same environment. Generally, the best time is either just before you go to bed and when you wake up. If you find your readings are still inconsistent, then you may need to check if your blood pressure monitor is working correctly.
What should I check before taking my blood pressure?
There are a few things to make sure you do to get the most accurate blood pressure reading:
- Ensure you are relaxed and have been comfortably seated for a few minutes before taking a reading.
- Take some deep breaths to become relaxed.
- Ensure your cuff is placed correctly on your arm.
- Stay completely still and silent during the reading.
What are some factors that could be affecting my blood pressure?
- High intake of salt in their diet: you should only have 1500 milligrams of salt a day to help decrease your blood pressure
- High cholesterol foods : cheese, burgers, fried food, cream etc.
- Not having enough healthy foods in their diet ie vegetables and fish.
- Exercise : 30 minutes of exercise a day is advised to help reduce blood pressure.
- Alcohol : having more than 1-2 drinks a day can increase blood pressure
- Weight : being overweight or obese can increase blood pressure
- Caffeine : drinking less tea and coffee can help reduce blood pressure
How often should I check my blood pressure?
Unless you are instructed by your doctor to take a reading regularly, it is recommended by the NHS that adults over 40 years old should have their BP checked at least once every 5 years. If, however, you are at risk of high blood pressure, you should get it checked once a year.
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UK Parcelforce Saturday Delivery - £18.00
HOW QUICKLY WILL MY ORDER BE DESPATCHED?
All orders placed Monday-Friday before 2pm are despatched the same day. Orders placed after 2pm, will be despatched the next working day (Mon-Fri). Orders placed after 2pm on a Friday or over the weekend, will be despatched the following Monday (excluding bank holidays).
Kindly note that when your parcel is in the hands of the courier, it is out of our direct control and as such we cannot be held responsible for any delays caused by the courier.
FREE DELIVERY - 2-3 working days
UK Royal Mail 24 Hours - 1-2 working days
UK Parcelforce Next Working Day Delivery - next working day
UK Parcelforce Next Working Day by 10:30am - next working day
UK Parcelforce Next Working Day by 12pm - next working day
UK Parcelforce Saturday Delivery - the next Saturday (orders must be placed before 2pm on Friday, to receive it the next day, Saturday, otherwise it will be delivered the following Tuesday, as it will be despatched on Monday).
At the moment, we are not delivering outside of mainland UK and Northern Ireland, however, please check back soon as we will be expanding our shipping locations. If you want to order an item to get it to a location outside of the UK, we would suggest using a forwarding company, or you are welcome to organise the postage yourself. If you would like to organise for a shipping company like Hermes, DPD, DHL etc to collect the parcel from us to then deliver to your destination, please get in touch to let us know and we can put the order to the side ready for collection.
How do I track my order?
All our orders can be tracked. Once your order has been despatched, you will receive an email with your tracking information.
The tracking for my order shows it has been delivered but I have not received it. What should I do?
Firstly, we are sorry to hear this. Please contact us on 01403 289370 or email us at email@example.com and we can investigate the location of your package and find a solution for you.
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