Did it ever cross your mind to measure your blood pressure using just your cell phone? Well, now it’s possible; understand how.
Using your cell phone to perform basic tasks in your routine is becoming more and more common.
With that in mind, several applications were created to help people’s lives.
One alternative that has been helping a lot are the applications to measure blood pressure using the cell phone.
It is known that many people suffer from high blood pressure, it is important to follow its evolution.
Avoiding health problems that may occur, such as heart attacks, strokes and other heart-related problems.
Therefore, these applications are designed to help with this part.
In this article, we will quote a little about these apps and their functions.
What is blood pressure?
That name we often hear is the pressure guided by the blood against the wall of the arteries.
Generally speaking, it is like a tug-of-war between the blood and the arteries.
Blood needs to circulate throughout the body.
Therefore, the heart is in charge of pumping it.
To keep it circulating, it exerts pressure on the inner wall of the arteries.
However, the vessels are resistant to this passage of blood.
And that is what determines the pressure.
Blood pressure is made up of two numbers: systolic and diastolic.
When you take the pressure measurement, two numbers are always reported, right?
For example: 12 times 8.
So the larger number is the systolic pressure.
The lower one, the diastolic.
Systolic pressure is the pressure when blood is pumped.
And diastolic is the pressure when the heart relaxes between beats.
The pressure that is considered normal is 12 over 8.
Any number above 14 over 9 is already considered hypertension.
So if you have this condition, it’s important to monitor and control your pressure.
And then come the apps that allow you to measure your blood pressure on your cell phone.
Blood pressure monitor app
Through the BP Monitor app you can measure your blood pressure and also your pulse.
You will be able to record the information generated to monitor the data every day.
In this way, you can compare the changes in your blood pressure.
The app is available for free download for Android and iOS (iPhone).
iCare Health Monitor
The iCare health monitor also measures your blood pressure and heart rate.
In addition, the patient can measure blood oxygenation through pulse rate.
Not to mention that it can still record physical activities performed during the day.
The app is available for Android and iOS (iPhone) for free.
With this blood pressure app, you can better understand your hypertension.
That is, it recognizes additional information about hypertension treatment.
Moreover, all records are archived in the app’s database.
That way, you can consult the records whenever you need to.
Finally, it is still possible to export the data to a spreadsheet and send it to your doctor.
Even with all the benefits and aids provided by apps, medical follow-up and medical prescription of any medication are essential.
However, it is worth mentioning that apps are support tools.
They do not replace visits to specialists and health check-ups.
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