Your Omron BP785 blood pressure monitor would show two readings. One of the readings would always be higher than the other. In this article, you will find a brief yet comprehensive explanation of the two readings shown on the Omron BP785 blood pressure monitor.
The higher number on Omron BP785 display represents the pressure when your heart contracts during a heartbeat and is called systolic pressure; this is the first, or top, number given to you.
The lower number on your Omron BP785 reading display represents the pressure that is present when your heart relaxes (between beats) and is called diastolic pressure; it is the second, or bottom, number.What is high blood pressure or hypertension? Normal blood pressure is less than 120/80 mm Hg. Your blood pressure is constantly changingâoften higher during waking hours and activities and lower during times of rest.2 Consistently elevated blood pressure causes the heart to work harder in order to supply the body with the necessary blood supply it requires. Over time, high blood pressure can lead to cardiovascular disease (disease of the heart and blood vessels) and/or kidney disease. It can lead to many other diseases too.
Based on new national guidelines, there are 3 stages of hypertension.
Patients with blood pressure 120 to 139 (top number)/80 to 89 (bottom number) mm Hg are labeled with âprehypertensionâ meaning they are at a higher risk for developing hypertension and may be able to control their blood pressure through lifestyle modifications.
Patients with a blood pressure of 140 to 159 (top number)/90 to 99 (bottom number) mm Hg have Stage 1 hypertension.
Patients with a blood pressure of â¥160 (top number) and â¥100 (bottom number) mm Hg have Stage 2 hypertension.
The more elevated your blood pressure is, the more risk you have for heart attacks, heart failure, stroke, and kidney disease. In addition to lifestyle modification, patients with Stage 1 and 2 hypertension can benefit from drug therapy.1
What are the common symptoms of hypertension?
Hypertension is often called a âsilent diseaseâ since it can go undiagnosed with relatively few or no symptoms for many years.2 The only way to definitively diagnose hypertension is to be checked by your healthcare professional on a regular basis or through available in-home monitors. If you have hypertension, you will rarely experience symptoms. However, if you experience any of the following, you should ask your healthcare provider to check your blood pressure with Omron BP785 10 series upper arm blood pressure monitor: