OMRON Automatic Wrist Blood Pressure Monitor HEM6121 is designed with an intelligent technology that detects the blood pressure and pulse rate of people afflicted with hypertension.
Featuring a big LCD screen that displays the pulse/min, this digital monitor is durable and has an exceptional memory to store data of 30 sets. Its highlights include a hypertension detection mechanism that aids people with high blood pressure and a capacitive pressure sensor that is highly responsive. It is operated through a battery which ensures it long lasting performance and easy maintenance. The Omron HEM-6121 Automatic Wrist Blood Pressure Monitor also sports a body movement and irregular heartbeat detector that make it highly useful. It comes in a protective storage bag and easy fit cuff which enables people to examine the blood pressure even while travelling. This monitor is ideal for health conscious people who want a portable device for blood pressure measurement.
- Body movement detection
- 30 memory with date and time
- Irregular Heartbeat detection
- Easy fit cuff
- Hypertension indicator
- Cuff wrapping guide
- Simultaneous display of Systolic, Diastolic and pulse rate
CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASES :
Most cardiovascular diseases can be prevented by addressing behavioral risk factors such as tobacco use, unhealthy diet and obesity, physical inactivity and harmful use of alcohol using population-wide strategies. People with cardiovascular disease or who are at high cardiovascular risk (due to the presence of one or more risk factors such as hypertension, diabetes, hyperlipidemia or already established disease) need early detection and management using constant monitoring, counseling and medicines, as appropriate.
High Blood Pressure (Hypertension)
High blood pressure (hypertension) affects 20% of the general population and up to half of all individuals, 70 years of age and older. Approximately one billion people currently have high blood pressure, and this number is expected to increase by more than fifty percent by the year 2025. Worldwide hypertension is the third leading cause of death and hypertension-related deaths are expected to rise drastically in the coming decades. High blood pressure places stress on the cardiovascular system. The strain on the heart leads to enlargement of cardiac chambers and causes damage to the blood vessels that supply the heart. In the peripheral circulation, the increased pressure in the vessels can cause intracranial bleeding and can damage vital organs, including the liver, kidneys, brain, and lungs. Despite all of these health factors, hypertension is often considered “the silent killer” because most patients with high blood pressure do not feel the effects and therefore might not seek treatment until it is too late.
Anyone can be at risk for developing high blood pressure. Although most people will experience high blood pressure at some time in their life, certain individuals are at higher risk for developing chronic (long-term) hypertension.
The following factors can all play a prominent role in increasing your risk for developing high blood pressure:
- Excess alcohol consumption
- Emotional stress
- Poor diet and/or exercise
In addition to these preventable factors, our genes can also contribute to our susceptibility to develop high blood pressure. Therefore, individuals with a family history of hypertension are more likely to develop hypertension.
Hypertension is a disease that can strike at any age
Lastly, although it is usually associated with the elderly, and even though the incidence of high blood pressure increases with age, hypertension is a disease that can strike at any age. It is therefore important to begin a regimen of regular blood pressure monitoring early, even if you believe you only have a moderate risk for developing hypertension.
The good news is that hypertension is a preventable disease. There are many steps that you can take to reduce your risk. Regular blood pressure monitoring in the home is an essential part of any prevention program so that you and your physician can build up an accurate picture of your health.
OMRON Healthcare offer an entire line of Home Blood Pressure Monitors that can be used in the comfort of your home, providing you true quality, accuracy and reliability. Whether you are looking for an upper-arm or wrist type device, we have the right solution for you.
Why should you use a home blood pressure monitor?
Hypertension is an important risk of cardio vascular diseases. Regular blood pressure monitoring in the home is an essential part of any prevention program so that you and your physician can build up an accurate picture of your health.
Diagnosing, preventing and managing high blood pressure
Diagnosing, preventing and managing high blood pressure are essential in our battle to eliminate this deadly disease, and monitoring your blood pressure regularly is the first step. These alarming facts and statistics emphasize the need for an immediate call to action within the medical community, key opinion leaders, and society.
Most cardiovascular diseases can be prevented by addressing behavioral risk factors such as tobacco use, unhealthy diet and obesity, physical inactivity and harmful use of alcohol using population-wide strategies.
People with cardiovascular disease or who are at high cardiovascular risk (due to the presence of one or more risk factors such as hypertension, diabetes, hyperlipidemia or already established disease) need early detection and management using constant monitoring, counselling and medicines, as appropriate.
Regardless of the underlying cause, nearly every form of high blood pressure can be prevented or treated effectively using a combination of measures. Preventive measures such as improving your lifestyle and eating habits and monitoring your blood pressure regularly can significantly lower your risk. If you have high hypertension, these measures can help lower your blood pressure to a manageable level; however, in many cases, medical treatment might also be needed. So visit your doctor regularly.
What can you do to help lower your risk?
- Eat a sensible diet
- Stop smoking
- Reduce your consumption of alcohol
- Exercise regularly
- Reduce your stress level
- Set aside time to slow down and relax
- Visit your doctor regularly
- Measure your blood pressure regularly using an in-home blood pressure monitor and discuss the results with your doctor
You can also play an important role in managing your own health. Reducing or eliminating many of the common risk factors associated with hypertension can significantly reduce your susceptibility to high blood pressure and related diseases. Taking appropriate measures including changing your lifestyle and eating habits and measuring your blood pressure regularly will often be sufficient to prevent or even reverse high blood pressure.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS :
How can clean my Blood Pressure Monitor ?
Wipe the casing of the monitor clean using a soft dry cloth. Never use any abrasive type cleaners or submerge the monitor or any of the components in water. The cuff can be cleaned with a soft moistened cloth and a mild soap.
Can I purchase a small cuff for my upper arm Blood Pressure Monitor ?
Many but not all OMRON Blood Pressure Monitor are capable of using a small cuff ( 17-22cm ). Before purchasing a small cuff, please double check the table below to ensure your device can support this cuff. The next step would be to measure the upper arm to ensure a small cuff is appropriate. To determine your arm size, use a cloth tape measure and place the tape measure midway between your elbow and your shoulder around the circumference of your upper arm. Wrap the tape measure evenly around your arm. Do not pull the tape tight. Note the precise measurement in centimeters. For additional information please refer to the instruction manual for your device.
Can I take a measurement during exercise ?
OMRON Blood Pressure Monitor are not intended for use during exercise or activity. We recommend you avoid eating, smoking and exercising for at least 30 minutes before taking a measurement.
Does a Blood Pressure Monitor require any Regular Maintenance ?
It is generally recommended to have the unit inspected ever two (2) years to ensure correct functioning and accuracy. The OMRON distributor for your country will have the specialized test equipment as well as the trained technicians to facilitate the service. Your local OMRON retailer can assist you with arranging this service. Please bear in mind that this service is not provided free of charge and costs will be involved.
How accurate are personal Blood Pressure Monitor ?
Extremely accurate, assuming they have been correctly calibrated and clinically validated. Most OMRON blood pressure monitors are clinically validated by independent doctors according to predetermined protocol.
This means you are medically assured of the accuracy of the measurements from a blood pressure monitor with this validation.
|Time display||AM/PM, 12 hours|
|Weight (without batteries)||101g|
|Battery life||300 times (AAx4)|
|Wrist Cuff||Fits wrist circumference (13.5-21.5cm)|