5 Popular Health Monitoring Devices You Should Have At Home

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1. Blood Pressure Monitor Measure your blood pressure regularly to help your health care team diagnose any health problems early. You and your health care team can take steps to control your blood pressure if it is too high. Measuring your blood pressure is the only way to know whether you have high blood pressure. High blood pressure usually has no warning signs or symptoms, and many people do not know they have it. Buy Blood Pressure Monitor in Nigeria and keep your blood pressure in check. There are different types of BP monitor available in Nigeria but the most popular is the Omron BP monitor. Due to its ever growing features and global dominance of the brand many consider t as the best blood pressure monitor n Nigeria. Other popular blood pressure machine in Nigeriainclude Samvine, Andon, Drive etc. 2. Weighing Scale A scale or balance is a device to measure weight or mass. These are also known as mass scales, weight scales, mass balances, and weight balances. A digital bathroom scale is a scale on the floor which a person stands on. The weight is shown on an LED or LCD display. The digital electronics may do more than just display weight, it may calculate body fat, BMI, lean mass, muscle mass, and water ratio. Some modern bathroom scales are wirelessly or cellularly connected and have features like smartphone integration, cloud storage, and fitness tracking. They are usually powered by a button cell, or battery of AA or AAA size. Self-weighing is an effective strategy for weight loss, and over time, adults who engaged in frequent self-weighing found it to be more positive, more helpful, and less frustrating. 3. Glucometer A glucometer, also known as a glucose meter or blood sugar meter is medical equipment used to measure sugar levels in the blood with only a drop of blood. Noninvasive meters require no blood drop. These compact and portable devices provide the results of your blood sugar level instantaneously. The basic functioning of the glucometer is based on the testing strip, The chemical in the testing strip comes in contact with the blood and measures the sugar levels. You’d have to use a lancet device that comes along with the glucometer to pierce the skin for a drop of blood. Even if you are healthy and non-diabetic, it is no harm to keep a check on your blood sugar levels, strictly at your doctor’s advice. 4. Infrared Thermometer The non-contact infra-red thermometer for fever screening is an invaluable gadget during this COVID-19 global emergency. This temperature gun is used to detect the body temperature in case of fever, one of the symptoms of corona virus. They check the human temperature by sensing the infrared energy radiated by the body. During infrared measurement (IR measurement), surface temperatures are measured without contact and also at a safe distance. This is necessary as the virus spreads fast through contact with infected person 5. Finger Pulse Oximeter Pulse oximetry is a noninvasive and painless test that measures your oxygen saturation level, or the oxygen levels in your blood. It can rapidly detect even small changes in how efficiently oxygen is being carried to the extremities furthest from the heart, including the legs and the arms. The pulse oximeter is a small, clip-like device that attaches to a body part, like toes or an earlobe. It’s most commonly put on a finger, and it’s often used in a critical care setting like emergency rooms or hospitals. Some doctors, such as pulmonologists, may use it in office. It may be used to monitor the health of individuals with any type of condition that can affect blood oxygen levels, especially while they’re in the hospital. These conditions include: chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) lung cancer heart attack or heart failure congenital heart defects

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