Hypertension (high blood pressure) is elevated systolic or diastolic levels. In 90 to 95 percent of the diagnosed cases, the specific causes are unknown, although the condition is often linked with family history, and lifestyle. This is referred to as essential hypertension. In the remaining cases, high blood pressure is a symptom of an underlying, often treatable condition, which if corrected, may normalize blood pressure. Hypertension, if left untreated, may contribute to kidney disease, heart attack, stroke, or other debilitating illnesses.
Clinical studies have shown improved detection and treatment of hypertension when regular home blood pressure monitoring is done in consultation with a physician. Blood pressure measured in a doctor's office or hospital setting may cause anxiety and lead to an elevated reading - a condition referred to as "white coat hypertension." Home measurements generally reduce the "outside" influences on blood pressure readings, and can provide a more comprehensive and meaningful blood pressure history.
The ADC Advantage™ 6012 semi-automatic blood pressure monitor is a straightforward, accurate, and affordable device that can help prevent or control hypertension when used regularly in the comfort of home. It measures systolic, diastolic, and pulse and includes a latex-free, self-adjusting D-bar upper-arm cuff for easy self-use. Its manual inflation system, automatic deflation valve, LCD display, and compact size make it simple to use. It runs on 4 AAA batteries, included for extra convenience, and automatically turns off after five minutes to conserve power. It also stores the last reading for easy blood pressure tracking.
Whether it is used for patients under a doctor's care for blood pressure conditions or by individuals with normal blood pressure as a preventative measure, the ADC Advantage™ Semi-Automatic Digital Blood Pressure Monitor is the perfect full-featured, convenient, economical, and portable device for blood pressure management in the comfort of home.