Episode: 016 Home Blood Pressure Monitors: Why to Have One & How to Use It


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016 Home Blood Pressure Monitors: Why to Have One & How to Use It

In This Episode:

Dr. K explains why most older adults should have a home blood pressure monitor. She covers:

  • 3 key ways that a home blood pressure (BP) monitor often helps older adults get better healthcare
  • Why it’s essential to always record pulse along with BP
  • What is orthostatic hypotension, how it relates to falls, and which medications often cause it
  • What kinds of health problems can cause a heart rate that is much higher than usual
  • How a home BP monitor can help when you call a medical telephone advice line
  • What to ask the doctor after a BP medication has been changed
  • How often to check blood pressure, if you have a home BP monitor
  • How to choose a home blood pressure monitor to buy
  • Which Omron home blood pressure monitor she recommends and why

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