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5 medical devices you should have at home to ensure healthy living

As an individual, living in the Covid-19 era with all sorts of issues going on in the world today. Keeping track of your health is very important. There are specific health checking devices that can help you stay updated with your health. These devices help monitor human health frequently, to ensure daily healthy living.

5 Must-Have Health Monitors for every home.

1. Blood Pressure Monitors:
Sphygmomanometer to measure the patient's blood pressure. Technology has advanced and using a blood pressure monitoring device to check your blood pressure has been made easy. There are now automated machines that help measure both systolic and diastolic blood pressure with high accuracy and immediately. These instruments are a must-have to keep track of blood pressure regularly. 

2. Thermometers: 
This is an instrument used in the measurement of temperature. The normal body temperature is about 98.6 degrees Fahrenheit (°F) or 37 degrees Celsius (°C). The normal temperature often varies from 1° to 2°F (½° to 1°C). Checking your body temperature is important as high temperature can be an arm for a health test or check-up.

5 Must-Have Health Monitors



3. Pedometers And Weighing Scales:
These devices can help you keep track of your weight. If you want to lose weight or gain weight you need a weighing scale. Some people want to gain weight and find themselves losing weight rapidly, and keeping track of your weight can help you achieve your goal. Your BMI (body mass index) is a measurement that is a ratio of your weight and height. It’s a good way to gauge whether your weight is in healthy proportion to your height.

4. Pulse Oximeters: 
Pulse oximetry is a noninvasive method for monitoring a person's oxygen saturation. The purpose of pulse oximetry is to check how well your heart is pumping oxygen through your body. A healthy body should never fall below 95% oxygen saturation, and oximeters can detect changes as small as 1%. This can be a home emergency device to prevent the risk of brain damage, heart failure, and death if oxygen loss is detected fast.

5. Blood Glucose Monitors:
This helps you keep track of your blood sugar level. The determine the approximate concentration of glucose in the blood. A glucometer is a machine that's used to measure how much glucose sugar is in your blood. 

Who Should Use a Glucometer
If you have type 1 diabetes, type 2 diabetes, latent autoimmune diabetes in adults (LADA), or were diagnosed with gestational diabetes during pregnancy. For individuals, without health conditions testing frequently isn't needed. 

How to Use a Glucometer

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