If you have to have regular visits to doctor to keep track of a particular medical condition it can be an anxious wait to find out how your vitals are. Things like blood pressure, heart rate, and body temperature are always most accurately measured by a doctor, but there are home medical aids that can give you a good indication of your vitals in between check-ups. These are just a few that can help keep track of your physical wellbeing.
Blood Monitoring Medical Aids
Blood Pressure Monitor – Wrist Version
One of the most commonly measured vitals when at the doctor’s is blood pressure and most of us are familiar with the pressure strap that goes around our arm. This wrist mounted blood pressure monitor can perform the same task from the comfort of your own home. Once strapped around the wrist the monitor will begin to apply the pressure and give you your reading.
As an added bonus it keeps track of the whole weeks readings as a graph and the traffic light system tells you if your blood pressure is at normal levels, prehypertension, or hypertension stage one or two. You can then pass these measurements onto your doctor to verify their accuracy and provide the necessary care. As a note, normal blood pressure is between 90/60mmHg and 120/80mmHg.
Lifemax Fingertip Pulse Oximeter
For those with respiratory issues that are caused by Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), keeping track of your blood oxygen levels (SpO2) and well as your pulse (BPM) can help keep complications at bay. By having an idea of what your levels are you can make the adjustments in your lifestyle with the advice of your doctor to help get them back to normal.
The Lifemax Fingertip Pulse Oximeter monitors both blood oxygen and BPM simply and easily. It’s just a case of inserting the batteries, switching it on, and clipping it onto the end of your finger. You will then get a clear readout of you blood oxygen as the large number and your BPM as the smaller number. Saturation of over 90% and a resting BPM of between 60 and 100 are considered normal.
Temperature Monitoring Medical Aids
Infrared Forehead Thermometer
Our body temperature can tell a lot about our physical wellbeing, from whether we’ve got a simple cold or something more serious, such as flu. The Infrared Forehead Thermometer is a quick and easy way to get a reading of your body temperature. In just one second you can see how warm you are and it can keep the last 12 readings stored. As an added bonus, you don’t need to worry about covering a probe for protection as with other thermometers.
Emergency Medical Aids
Personal medical aids aren’t only about monitoring your own wellbeing, you may also have to inform others of your health issues when necessary. In the event of an emergency – such as fainting or a sudden change in your condition – a doctor or paramedic may need to find out your medical history to provide efficient care. The My Vitals device can record up to 95 seconds of essential information and play it back at the push of a button. So, if you’re unable to inform the attending medical professional about a pre-existing condition you can store the information on the device instead. This can save valuable time by making diagnosis faster and allowing the medical professional to prescribe the correct treatment.