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Know your numbers! week

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Know Your Numbers! week runs from 10-16 September 2018, and is the UKs largest event for blood pressure testing and awareness.

High blood pressure is often known as the silent killer, usually exhibiting no identifiable symptoms. As such, there is no way to determine if you have it, apart from being checked for it.

Throughout Know Your Numbers! week, healthcare professionals across the country are encouraging everybody to have their blood pressure checked either at their GP surgery, or at one of the hundreds of free “Pressure Stations” being set up across the UK.

Alternatively, you may wish to monitor your own blood pressure. At Four Square Healthcare we have an extensive range of blood pressure monitors, cuffs, and other accessories available for immediate order and delivery. These devices are suitable for both medical and home use. Here are just a few of our more popular items.

Omron blood pressure monitors

Omron blood pressure monitors are at the cutting-edge of sphygmomanometer technology, and are by far our bestselling brand of blood pressure monitors. With high levels of accuracy, and clear digital readouts, it is easy to see why.

Omron wrist blood pressure monitor

Wrist blood pressure monitors

While most blood pressure readings are taken on the upper arm, there are times when a wrist blood pressure monitor is a preferable method. Often used on women who have had surgery for breast cancer, or on patients who are too obese to administer an upper arm blood pressure monitor, these small devices are also popular with patients who need to take their own daily readings and need a more discreet and mobile device, such as the Omron RS8.

Aneroid sphygmomanometers

Aneroid sphygmomanometers use a spring device with a metal membrane to take the blood pressure measurements. These are used along with a stethoscope for assessment of an individual's blood pressure reading. The Mercury Free feature makes them easier and safer to transport and many consider these as the perfect blood pressure monitors for locum doctors and travelling healthcare professionals.

All blood pressure monitors are available to purchase online from Four Square Healthcare. Place an order today, to benefit from fast UK delivery.