What the Numbers MeanUnderstanding your readings is easy with the Omron 10 SERIES blood pressure monitor. The easy-to-read screen displays your readings in large font and labels each number with a tab along the side.
These numbers combine to give you your blood pressure reading (systolic over diastolic pressure).
Systolic Pressure is the top number on the display. It's the pressure created as your heart contracts to pump blood throughout the body.
Diastolic Pressure is the bottom number on the display. It's the pressure between beats, when your heart relaxes.
How to Monitor + Tips
Your blood pressure numbers often change. For instance, your blood pressure in the morning can be significantly different than at night, when you visit a doctor's office, or after exercising. By using an Omron blood pressure monitor at home, you're able to detect changes in your blood pressure any time you want.
Monitoring at Home is Easy
To ensure an accurate reading, do not measure your blood pressure within 30 minutes of:
Place the blood pressure arm cuff on your left arm and sit quietly for approximately five minutes with both feet flat on the floor. Then, when you are ready to test, simply press the start button and the Omron monitor will do the rest.
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The Right Fit
Cuff size is very important in ensuring an accurate reading every time you monitor. Before you purchase a home blood pressure monitor, determine if you will need a standard or large sized cuff. To determine your arm size, use a cloth measuring tape to measure the circumference of your left arm. The cuff size options are:
- Standard Adult Cuff--fits arm sizes 9 to 13 inches
- Large Adult Cuff--fits arm sizes 13 to 17 inches
- Omron ComFit Cuff--fits both standard and large size arms from 9 to 17 inches