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Eat to Beat: High Blood Pressure

This guide is a must for anybody who wants to help to control high blood pressure naturally. Sarah Brewer, respected doctor and Telegraph columnist, has teamed up with Michelle Berriedale-Johnson, a successful special diets cookery writer, to provide readers with a comprehensive self-treatment plan that includes 60 mouth-watering recipes.

High blood pressure can be triggered by many things and diet is one of the major contributing factors. This clear and accessible guide provides an easy-to-follow nutritional plan that shows you how to prevent and control high blood pressure by changing your eating habits.

Mayo Clinic on High Blood Pressure

The answers you need for treating and preventing high blood pressure from the world-renowned Mayo Clinic.

Microlife WatchBP Home A

The Microlife WatchBP Home A is a blood pressure monitor equipped with an atrial fibrillation detection system.

When you are diagnosed with high blood pressure or atrial fibrillation the WatchBP Home A can help to optimise your treatment. When you have atrial fibrillation your doctor can prescribe you anti-arrhythmic drugs. These drugs should stop the atrial fibrillation. With the WatchBP home A you can easily verify the effectiveness of these drugs, while at the same time monitoring your blood pressure.

Omron R2 wrist blood pressure monitor

The Omron R2 wrist blood pressure monitor offers comfortable, quick, and accurate blood pressure monitoring.

This wrist unit includes technology to ensure that the right inflation pressure is automatically detected. It does not inflate too high and avoids uncomfortable measurements by making sure the cuff does not get too tight.

The memory feature on the Omron R2 means that you can store up to 30 measurements. A new feature for this wrist unit is the ‘hypertension indicator’; this symbol will be displayed on the LCD screen if the reading is above 135/85.

Requires 2 AAA batteries (included).

Omron RS6 wrist blood pressure monitor

The Omron RS6 wrist blood pressure monitor offers comfortable, quick, and accurate blood pressure monitoring.

This wrist unit includes technology to ensure that the right inflation pressure is automatically detected. It does not inflate too high and avoids uncomfortable measurements by making sure the cuff does not get too tight. It will also indicate if your wrist is at the wrong height or there has been too much movement for an accurate reading.

The RS6 has a flexible cuff and so can be stored in a smaller space than the Omron R2, and is extremely quiet.

Omron upper arm blood pressure monitor

This simple, fully automatic upper arm blood pressure monitor gives you comfortable, quick and accurate blood pressure monitoring. Intellisense technology ensures that the arm cuff reaches the correct inflation and doesn’t pump up too high.

The clinically validated M2 Basic also features a hypertension indicator that displays a symbol on screen if a reading is higher than the recommended blood pressure level of 135/85mmHg.

With a clinically validated monitor, you can be assured that it has undergone tests conducted by independent doctors according to a predetermined protocol, which includes ensuring the accuracy of the measurements of the blood pressure monitor.

Understanding Blood Pressure

When doctors talk about blood pressure, what they mean is the pressure within the large blood vessels as your heart forces blood to circulate around your body. On the whole, the lower your blood pressure, the healthier you are in the long term.

If you are over the age of 30 and cannot remember when you last had your blood pressure checked, you could be one of the seven to ten million people in this country who has high blood pressure.

Doctors usually use the term hypertension to describe this condition which may cause no symptoms at all for very many years, but could eventually lead to serious complications, including heart disease and strokes.