May 1 marked the start of High Blood Pressure Education Month. Under American Heart Association guidelines, nearly half of U.S. adults have high blood pressure and 75% of those with high blood pressure do not have it controlled.
Self-monitoring at home is a great way to manage your blood pressure, whether you have been diagnosed with hypertension or are just looking to keep tabs on your health. Home monitoring allows you to check your blood pressure in a familiar setting, make certain your medication is working and alert you and your doctor to potential health complications.
Best Buy offers a handful of blood pressure monitoring solutions, many of which are HSA/FSA eligible, to help. And if you have any questions about set-up, our Blue Shirts are happy to lend a hand. Some of our selection includes:
- Omron – 3 Series – Automatic Upper Arm Blood Pressure Monitor: This straightforward device is perfect for getting an accurate reading.
- Withings – BPM Connect – Wi-Fi Smart Blood Pressure Monitor: This device connects via Wi-Fi and Bluetooth to the free Health Mate app, where you can see all your data history and share it with your doctor.
Best Buy has also partnered with healthcare providers, including Parkview Health, to offer medical and wellness products that meet the unique needs of patients after a doctor visit. Through a customized website on BestBuy.com, patients of Parkview Health can now find a curated selection of products recommended by Parkview professionals that will help them with various health needs, including hypertension. For certain devices, they’re even able to share their health data with their Primary Care Doctors, family, or friends!
Blood Pressure Education Month is the perfect time to start a conversation with your doctor about what you can do at home to monitor and manage your blood pressure, and Best Buy is here to support your health journey in the home.