Why It Makes Sense To Use A Wrist Blood Pressure Monitor

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why it makes sense to use a wrist blood pressure monitor, Why It Makes Sense To Use A Wrist Blood Pressure Monitor, Dr. Nicolle

Hello. This is Hypertension Prevention Tuesdays! Today, we’ll talk about why it makes sense to use a wrist blood pressure monitor. One of the most irritating things about having your blood pressure measured is having to deal with the discomfort involved in using arm blood pressure monitors that more often than not entail having to endure a lot of discomforting pressure that is applied in order to get a reading. This is why the makers of blood pressure monitors have come up with an alternative type of monitor in the form of a wrist blood pressure monitor which provides a number of advantages over the arm blood pressure monitors.

 

Ill-Fitting Devices

In fact, an arm blood pressure monitor might not fit on every person’’s arm because the weight of a person’s body influences the circumference of their upper arms, so it often becomes necessary to purchase additional numbers of cuffs to suit different arm sizes. An alternative to this is to buy a wrist blood pressure monitor that does away with the need to buy special cuffs to suit different arm circumferences.

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wrist blood pressure monitor can also prove to be more effective in helping various family members to use the same device in order to measure their blood pressure. Furthermore, such a monitor is smaller than the arm monitor and it is also a lot easier to use. A wrist blood pressure monitor comes with a display screen that provides easy-to-read readouts of your blood pressure and such monitors cost less and are also not very heavy either.

 

For between $40-100 you can purchase a good wrist blood pressure monitor and of course the more features that are included in the wrist blood pressure monitor the higher will be its cost. You can choose to purchase your wrist blood pressure monitor online or from a neighborhood medical outlet or even from a pharmacy.

 

To use your wrist blood pressure monitor requires that you ensure that the monitor is kept at about the level of your heart –at the time of taking the reading. Please be sure to follow the instructions when using the wrist monitor because misuse can give inaccurate readings.

 

The quality of the wrist digital blood pressure monitor  has improved over the years and can now provide fairly accurate readings.

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I’m excited to talk about this topic today because not only do I truly believe that you have the power to reverse heart disease and lower high blood pressure to improve your health, but the science also agrees! You can adopt healthy lifestyle practices that improve your health and enrich your life, which can in turn improve the lives of those close to you. You have the power to break the cycle of these chronic diseases so that you can leave a legacy of health to your loved ones.

 

As you may already know, I use lifestyle medicine as the first line of treatment, before medications, to treat lifestyle-related chronic diseases. Lifestyle-related chronic diseases include diabetes, hypertension, obesity, and some cancers, just to name a few. Lifestyle practices, such as eating a whole-food plant-based diet and regular physical activity, can help you improve blood pressure and reverse heart disease. In certain cases, these approaches may even outperform pharmaceutical therapy. But I always tell my patients that conventional medications may be appropriate at this time to prevent catastrophic illness, but over time, you can work to make the necessary lifestyle changes to possibly reduce and/or eliminate medications. Please remember to always consult your physician for your particular needs and circumstances prior to making any decisions whatsoever.

 

Is Dietary Supplementation Right For You?

There is a common saying, “You can’t outrun a bad diet.” This is especially true when it comes to heart health. Diet is sooooo very important… Did you know that your diet could be the key to a healthy heart? It’s true – what you eat (and don’t eat) can have a big impact on your cardiovascular health. So, if you’re looking to keep your heart in tip-top shape, make sure you pay attention to what you put on your plate.

 

Unfortunately, it can be difficult to eat a healthy diet in this day and age. It is very important to note that we are not eating the same foods we ate years ago because the soils have been depleted of critical nutrients through current industrial farming practices. And because the soil is not as good as it used to be, the food supply (grown from the depleted soil) is not as good as it used to be. For example, you are not getting the same levels of magnesium as you would have gotten 30 or even 50 years ago.

 

Second, much of the food has been genetically altered, which can impact the inherent and unique nutritional composition that each food possess. For example, ancient einkorn wheat has less gluten, more protein, more Vitamin A, and more beta carotene, than modern genetically modified wheat.

 

Third, the toxic load in the environment today is much higher than 100 years ago. We can see this with global warming, toxic landfills, polluted oceans and waterways, etc. Toxicity levels interfere with nutrient assimilation and absorption not just into the foods, but into our bodies as well.

 

If you suspect that you aren’t getting the nutrients you need, consider shifting your focus from supplements to eating better. Improving your diet overall can do wonders for your overall health. You may not get all of the beneficial nutrients, such as vitamins, minerals, fiber, etc., but you will be on the right path.

 

For some people, vitamin and mineral supplements offer important health benefits. Supplements are designed to fight deficiencies found in our diet and complement the food we eat regularly. Supplements are basically “helping hands” to our daily food.

 

If you need extra help in getting the nutrients you need, and/or are unable to eat better, the supplements in my Healthy Heart Bundle may provide the extra boost you need.

 

These are my favorite Heart Health Supplements to use! This Healthy Heart Bundle will ensure you have the intake of the important vitamins, minerals, and probiotics to decrease inflammation and boost your innate wellness day and night. Taken together, it’s a solid plan for increasing your body’s natural resiliency while you lose weight and improve your heart health, naturally.

 

For best results make sure you use my heart health supplements with dietary changes (whole food plant-based diet), regular exercise (at least 2-3x per week), regular sleep (8 hours per night), and intermittent fasting (at least 1-3x per week).

 

Tools to Improve Heart Health

Blood Pressure Monitoring

It’s very important to monitor your blood pressure. I often recommend an automatic upper arm blood pressure cuff, but a wrist blood pressure monitor is also acceptable.

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Weight Monitoring

Since weight management is very important in blood pressure control, I recommend that you be mindful of your weight and its fluctuations, and that you monitor your weight AT LEAST on a weekly basis. I recommend a scale that includes a body composition monitor.

 

why it makes sense to use a wrist blood pressure monitor, Why It Makes Sense To Use A Wrist Blood Pressure Monitor, Dr. NicolleRemember, healthy lifestyle behaviors–like eating a whole-foods plant-based diet that is low in sodium, being physically active, and stress management are the best ways to prevent and control high blood pressure. Please talk with your doctor about any complementary health approaches, including supplements, you use.

 

Let me know what you think in the comment section below.

 

Stay healthy,

 

Dr. Nicolle

 

PS. I am always asked what tools and resources I recommend to help you reach YOUR health goals. Here is the ever-growing, always updated list for you.

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