Who isn't, at least a little bit stressed when going to the doctor?
Whether you're running late, or you hit traffic or the actual appointment stresses you out, I think it's safe to say most people's blood pressure is higher than usual when visiting the doctor. In fact, this is such a common occurrence that the medical field has actually created a term for it; White Coat Syndrome. According to Wikipedia, "White coat syndrome is a phenomenon in which patients exhibit elevated blood pressure in a clinical setting but not in other settings. It is believed that this is due to the anxiety some people experience during a clinic visit."
I know exactly what they mean by White Coat Syndrome. Sometimes I get anxious when I'm sitting there in that little exam room, and the nurse or the doctor walks in and I don't know what they're going to say or what they're going to want me to do. Then soon enough, I'm sitting there getting my blood pressure taken, just me, the nurse and our silence. As she listens the only thing I can hear is my heart beating out of my chest, a million miles an hour.
Luckily for me (and millions of other people), a doctor in Canada was tired of seeing his patients go through this and in turn developed a more patient friendly and clinic friendly way of checking someone's blood pressure. The doctor developed the BpTRU line of blood pressure monitors that are automatic, non invasive and are not only easy to use, but also accurate enough for clinical use.
So, what makes this professional blood pressure monitor so special?
Instead of just performing one blood pressure measurement, or taking three and averaging them, the Bp TRU takes 6 measurements, discards the first one, and averages the rest. It is designed so a nurse can come in, properly cuff the patient, hit the start button and then leave while the readings are being taken. This way the patient can feel more relaxed with no one there, and meanwhile the nurse can go help another patient. The BpTRU blood pressure monitor automatically discards the first reading for a more accurate reading, taking into account that the patient may still be a little frazzled. The interval of the readings can also be varied from 1 minute to 5 minutes depending on the user preference and the BpTRU can also take single point measurements.
The BpTru automatically inflates to 35mmHg above the systolic and deflates at a controlled rate, thanks to a propriety precision valve which provides a smooth linear deflation of the cuff increasing accuracy and comfort. Eliminating faulty technique due to improper inflation and deflation of the cuff, the precise and reliable inflation and deflation of the cuff provide accurate reproducible readings.
The BpTru line of blood pressure monitors is recommended by the American, Canadian, British and European Hypertension Societies. Available for both professionals and the home user, Bp TRU blood pressure monitors are also on government contract. And even more versatile, BpTru is offered in 3 different styles and can be used on both adults, and children 3 years or older. Find out for yourself, just how accurate and convenient these BpTRU blood pressure monitors TRU-ly (pun intended) are!