Home Blood Pressure Monitors are relatively inexpensive and convenient, but they are not a substitute for having your blood pressure tested by your doctor.
A study at the University of Alberta in Calgary has shown that home blood pressure monitors provided inaccurate results up to 70 percent of the time.
Obviously, the severity of these findings and the impact they have on your own personal health depend largely upon your current state of health. If you have had a routine physical examination at your doctor’s office and have been determined to have high blood pressure, periodic follow-up visits with your doctor may be in order.
The major concern with high blood pressure is the number of health risks you face if it is not properly managed. Home blood pressure monitors can be a valuable tool that help you identify dramatic changes, but they should not be your sole source of monitoring.
Learn more about what you can do to manage high blood pressure in my book, A Unique Documentary of Health through Nutrition.