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Aneroid Sphygmomanometer

High blood pressure, or hypertension, is a very common condition – it affects almost one in four adults in the United States. To help you manage your blood pressure and stay healthy, it’s important to understand how to properly use a sphygmomanometer. In this article, we discuss the do's and don'ts of using an aneroid sphygmomanometer – so read on for more information!


Aneroid Sphygmomanometer

What is an Aneroid Sphygmomanometer?

An aneroid sphygmomanometer is a blood pressure monitor that uses a cuff to collapse and release the artery under the cuff in a controlled manner. The mercury manometer is considered the gold standard for measuring blood pressure, however, aneroid sphygmomanometers are much more portable and easier to use. They are also less expensive than mercury manometers.

How to use an Aneroid Sphygmomanometer

If you are going to use an aneroid sphygmomanometer, there are certain things that you need to do in order to ensure accurate readings. First, you need to make sure that the cuff is placed correctly on the arm. The cuff should be placed about two inches above the elbow. Once the cuff is in place, you will need to inflate it until the mercury reaches 160 mmHg. At this point, you should listening for a pulse. You will then need to deflate the cuff slowly until you can no longer hear the pulse. The reading on the mercury will be your systolic blood pressure reading.

What should you do with the information from a measurement?

If you are measuring someone's blood pressure, you should use the information from the aneroid sphygmomanometer to determine if that person has high blood pressure. If the reading is high, you should take action to lower the person's blood pressure.

What types of people should use an Aneroid Sphygmomanometer?

An Aneroid Sphygmomanometer is a great tool for people who want to monitor their blood pressure at home. This type of device is easy to use and can be found at most pharmacies. People with high blood pressure, or who are at risk for developing high blood pressure, should consider using an Aneroid Sphygmomanometer.

When should you not use an Aneroid Sphygmomanometer?

An aneroid sphygmomanometer is a device used to measure blood pressure. It consists of an inflatable cuff, a mercury or aneroid gauge, and a stethoscope. While mercury sphygmomanometers are considered the gold standard for measuring blood pressure, aneroid sphygmomanometers are a more affordable option and just as accurate when used correctly. However, there are certain situations when you should not use an aneroid sphygmomanometer: If the patient has arteriosclerosis or Raynaud's disease. Arteriosclerosis is a condition in which the arteries harden and narrow, while Raynaud's disease causes the fingers and toes to turn white or blue when exposed to cold temperatures. In both cases, the arteries may be too narrow for the cuff of the sphygmomanometer to accurately measure blood pressure. If the patient has recently had surgery on their arm or hand. The incision site may be tender and using the cuff of the sphygmomanometer could cause pain. If the patient is pregnant. The extra weight of pregnancy can cause inaccurate readings.

To measure one's blood pressure, doctors use a Aneroid Sphygmomanometer. To hear the sounds of your heart pumping blood through the main artery in your arm (the brachial artery), which are heard best through a Aneroid Sphygmomanometer placed on the crook of your elbow. The pressure required first to start and then to stop these pumping sounds is used as the measure of your blood pressure. When your blood pressure is taken, the cuff wrapped around your upper arm is inflated until the pulse in your wrist can no longer be felt; this indicates that the flow of blood through your brachial artery has been stopped. The cuff is then inflated a little more, until the sphygmomanometer reading is about 20 mmHg higher than the point at which your pulse could no longer be felt. This is the point at which your doctor or nurse (or yourself if you are taking your own measurements) starts listening through the stethoscope. The air is then slowly released from the cuff until clear, regular tapping sounds are heard through the stethoscope. The level pressure at which the sounds are heard is your systolic pressure and the figure shown on the sphygmomanometer scale is recorded. The pressure in the cuff is then released further. First the tapping sounds disappear and then, at a pressure about 50-100 mmHg lower, soft, regular whooshing noises are heard through the stethoscope. When these sounds disappear, it indicates that the blood is once again flowing smoothly through your brachial artery. The level of pressure at which the sounds disappear is your diastolic pressure and the figure on the sphygmomanometer scale is again recorded. In an electronic sphygmomanometer, a sensor in the cuff replaces the stethoscope. The sensor detects the appearance and disappearance of pulsatile sounds or movements, rather than someone's ears and the machine notes the systolic and diastolic pressures for you automatically. Mercury sphygmomanometers are accurate to the nearest 2 mmHg if they are well maintained and used carefully. They have a great advantage over the other types in that when they go wrong, it is usually obvious and can be easily corrected. Aneroid sphygmomanometers are small and are more convenient to carry than the larger mercury sphygmomanometers. Modern machines developed in the past 5 years or so are accurate and reliable; older machines are not. Because of the way they work, electronic sphygmomanometers have the potential to eliminate potential sources of error. They are also easy to use, particularly by people measuring their own blood pressure at home. Unfortunately, their futuristic appearance is no guarantee for accuracy and this is especially true for the machines on sale to the public at an affordable price. Also, unlike the traditional mercury machines, it may not be obvious if anything goes wrong with an electronic sphygmomanometer, so you may go on recording systematically incorrect and misleading readings. However, electronic machines are constantly improving and, once their accuracy is beyond doubt, they will certainly replace mercury sphygmomanometers. At Nexgenmedical get all type of Healthcareproduct at lowest price   aneroid sphygmomanometer