Wednesday, December 2, 2020

KNOW YOUR BLOOD PRESSURE READING USING BRIELLE BM130 AUTOMATIC ARM TYPE Blood Pressure Monitor

These are the keys points when taking your blood pressure at home using Brielle arm type blood pressure monitor:

  • Sit correctly. Sit with your back straight and supported (preferably on a chair, instead of  a sofa). Making sure your feet flat on the floor and your legs should not be crossed. Your arm should be placed on a flat surface (such as a table) with the upper arm at heart level. Make sure the bottom of the cuff is positioned directly above the bend of the elbow. You can check your monitor's instructions for a guide. 
  • Be steady. Do not drink any beverage that contains caffeine and do not smoke prior to taking you blood pressure. A ball park of 30 minutes should be considered of the gap before taking the reading. Make sure you bladder is empty.
  • Measure it every day at the same time. It is very important to take the reading each day, making sure that it is taken the same time every day, morning and evening are the most preferred time to take it. Your healthcare provider will instruct you on how long you will need to monitor your blood pressure, prior to medication, a two-week reading is a must, up until your next medical check-up visit. It is required not to take your BP over clothes.
  • Record your blood pressure results and if needed take multiple readings. For each measure, take a couple or up to three readings with a minute apart and write down the results, you can use and online tracker using an app of a mobile phone note recorder or printable forms. 


Brielle BM130 automatic arm type blood pressure monitor as a built-in 90 memory each for two users, convenient to two users. It also has a guide that shows the reading type that is based on the visual color range. Also has arrhythmia detection for every each reading. 
This monitor can be brought to your appointments to show it to your doctor. Make sure that the readings on the monitor are based on your store profile. This can be set up too. 

We bought this BRIELLE BM130 AUTOMATIC ARM TYPE Blood Pressure Monitor Watsons last November 30 for Php1560/ $31, and they gave us freebies of one pump bottle of hand soap lavender scent and 5 pcs face mask.

AHA Recommendation

The American Heart Association recommends home monitoring for all people with high blood pressure to help the healthcare provider determine whether treatments are working. Home monitoring (self-measured blood pressure) is not a substitute for regular visits to your physician. If you have been prescribed medication to lower your blood pressure, don't stop taking your medication without consulting your doctor, even if your blood pressure readings are in the normal range during home monitoring.

Blood pressure chart


13 comments:

  1. This is very useful and detailed. Much needed at a time like this

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  2. We are looking for a blood pressure monitor machine, we used to go to pharmacy but with the pandemic we now want to check it at home

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  3. I have never taken a blood pressure test before but this definitely will help me a lot in the future. Thank you for sharing it!

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  4. Thank you for sharing. Many people are not aware of this informationa about their blood pressure and the importance of measuring it at home!

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  5. I never heard of this but for someone who has many family members with blood pressure problem, I couldn't wait to try this.

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  6. Okay, this would make the perfect gift for my dad! He has borderline high blood pressure, and I'm always worried about it. I had no idea something like this even existed. It would be so convenient to be able to take it right at home like this. Thanks for the idea and the useful info!

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  7. This is a very interesting post - and certainly a useful gadget as long as you know to read the result. As a matter of fact, even when my doctor tells me the result from her reading, I never know what it means - I'm always asking, so it that high or low or normal or...? :-)

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  8. sounds pretty useful! I never needed such a check but I think it is good to know how it changes closer. ever since the time when I was little it was lower than average

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  9. Interestingly, I just got off the phone to my MIL, we talked about her health - blood pressure specifically.
    I'll share this with her, thanks a lot.

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  10. This BRIELLE Blood Pressure Monitor might be exactly what my dad is searching for. Sharing with him!

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  11. Although I’ve used an automatic blood pressure monitor for a few times already, I didn’t know you should empty your bladder before taking, and that you should take at least 3 times with a minute apart before each measurement. Is it okay to measure it repeatedly with the same arm if it’s three times? It’s nice that this monitor has arrhythmia detector, ours doesn’t have one,

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  12. This is great inforamtion! I had no idea about some of these things.

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  13. I have never really thought about the importance of monitoring one's blood pressure. I usually just tell myself that I am young thus surly fine but that's not always the case. I will invest in one of these now that I actually know what the readings mean. Thanks for sharing.

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