Try changing the batteries if that doesn't work I would buy a new machine. If you have high blood pressure a lot of health care plans will buy you a monitor. Ask your health plan or doctor for more info.
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Nevertheless, the panel makes these general recommendations for people over age 80:
A target systolic blood pressure (the first or top number in a two-number blood-pressure reading) should be 140 to 145 if the patient tolerates the side effects of treatment.
Patients should not have a systolic blood pressure below 130 or a diastolic blood pressure (the second or bottom number) below 65.
For very elderly patients whose high blood pressure doesn't come down with initial treatment, the combination of a type of blood pressure **** known as a RAAS blocker, a calcium antagonist, and a water pill is often effective.
Very elderly patients may benefit from lifestyle changes that lower blood pressure:losing weight, reducing salt in the diet, drinking less alcohol, and taking up the DASH diet.
Any adult person should ideally have a B/P around 120/78. HOWEVER, it can be common for an older person to be as high as 100 plus their age. (ie: 175/x)
In EMS, high B/P begins about 140 Systolic. (Systolic is the upper number. Diastolic is the lower number.)
Most B/P medications work mostly to control the Systolic, but the
lower number is also more important than most realize. When the Diastolic B/P gets over 90, the body may not be getting "perfusion" efficiently. Perfusion is where the body exchanges wastes for
nutrients in the blood by means of the capillaries. In other words,
the body is just not doing a good job of 'feeding itself' and getting rid of the toxins in the blood.
Watch your blood pressure, and see a doctor if it is running high.
You should check with your doctor at least twice each year.
The Systolic value (upper number) in the pressure of the blood in mm/hg during the beat of the heart. The Diastolic value (lower number) is the pressure of the blood during the resting period between heartbeats.
It's pretty high on both ends. If they are both close though, it can not be a terribly bad story though. 120/80mmHg is typical normal values. Be sure cuff is at heart level and stationary when measuring. Systolic is crazy high.
110/95 Blood Pressure Is 110/95 Good Blood Pressure or High Blood Pressure?
There are two parts or two separate numbers referred to as blood pressure: Systolic/Diastolic. If the blood pressure is 110/95 (110 over 95), it means that the systolic pressure is 110 and the diastolic pressure is 95.
110/95 blood pressure can also be read as 110/95 mm Hg, or 110/95 millimeters of mercury. The 110 mm Hg Systolic refers to the pressure in the arteries when the heart beats, and the 95 mm Hg Diastolic is the pressure in the arteries between heartbeats.
When determining if 110/95 is a good blood pressure, we looked at the American Heart Association's blood pressure chart.
Blood Pressure Systolic Diastolic
Less than 120
Less than 80
120 - 139
80 - 89
High Blood Pressure
(Hypertension) Stage 1
140 - 159
90 - 99
High Blood Pressure
(Hypertension) Stage 2
160 or higher
100 or higher
(Emergency care needed)
Higher than 180
Higher than 110
For 110/95 to be good, both numbers must fit into the "normal" category above. Otherwise, it will fall into other categories of High Blood Pressure.
Systolic reading of 110 is in the Normal range.
Diastolic reading of 95 is in High Blood Pressure (Hypertension) Stage 1 range. Therefore, 110/95 is High Blood Pressure (Hypertension Stage 1).
There's 2 numbers that make up your blood pressure. The top number is called the Systolic pressure. The bottom number is call the Diastolic pressure. When a blood pressure is taken, it's measuring the pressure that the heart is producing when it pumps blood through the arteries. For example, what's considered a normal blood pressure in a healthy individual is in the range of 120/80. Of course age, life style and other health conditions, play a role in what yours may be. A person with High blood pressure or Hypertension would have a blood pressure of over 160 - Systolic and over 90+ Diastolic. 90 is actually the borderline for hypertension. That's why I indicated 90+.
The other reading on your monitor is your heart rate or pulse rate. It's how many beats your heart completes in one minute. It also indicates an irregular heart beat by the showing a small LED window on the left of the screen adjacent to the Systolic pressure reading, It will say IHB. Any movement or shaking or talking during the measurement can result in pulse irregularities. So hold very still when taking your blood pressure. This irregularity by itself is not of much concern, unless it shows up frequently. In which case, you should seek medical advice.
That covers just about all there is to know about what the readings mean. Armed with this, you should be able to effectively monitor your blood pressure and pulse rate and report them to your doctor.
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The wrist monitor, much like ones in doctor's offices, reads your blood pressure and pulse rate. The large numbers are your blood pressure reading. The Top number is the Systolic and the bottom number is the Diastolic. If you doctor or his nurse has taken your blood pressure and told you what it was, they said for example, 140 over 80, which on your chart would be listed as 140/80. The smaller number at the bottom of the screen is your pulse rate. Some monitors will indicate if the heart beat is regular or irregular. Depending on your age, general health and life style, a normal blood pressure would be in the range of (Systolic) 120 to 130 over (Diastolic) 70 to 80. But, your normal range may be different based on what I said above. Only your personal physician can tell you what yours is or should be.
When using a wrist monitor it must be properly placed on the wrist (1" above the heal of the hand). You must remain very still and try not to talk, until the monitor has completed cycling. Also, having your hand/wrist at heart level, helps to ontain a more accurate reading. Never take readings back to back. Wait at least 2 minutes in between sessions.
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The switch tells the machine how high to pressurize the cuff when it starts. It needs to somewhat higher than your normal systolic pressure (mm Hg). (So if your systolic (top number) bp is regularly between 100 and 130, set the switch to 160.) Similarly if your systolic pressure is regularly above 130 but below 170, set it to 200)
The two numbers that measure your blood pressure are written like a fraction: one number on top and one on the bottom. The top number in a blood pressure reading refers to the systolic pressure. It measures the pressure inside your blood vessels at the moment your heart beats. The bottom number represents your diastolic pressure. It measures the pressure in your blood vessels when your heart is resting between heartbeats. A good blood pressure for most people will be under 120/80, as most people with blood pressure problems have high blood pressure. However, extreme low blood pressure can also be a serious health concern.