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Omron 3 Series Upper Arm Blood Pressure Monitor; 14-Reading Memory, Soft Wide-range Cuff, #1 Dr. Recommended by Omron?

A total of 2 reviews of this product on Reddit.

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9th Nov 2017

This is the machine I have. Any recommendations for a better machine? My doc said mine was accurate except for the bottom number. She told me only pay attention to the top number when doing readings. Just curious if anyone else has run into the same issue with bp readings?

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7th Jul 2017

Doctors love to tell people to limit sodium. Even though "sodium has no role in the etiology of hypertension."

> How can one test for things like hyper responsivity to dietary sodium?

Keep track of sodium consumed (a diet tracking website like http://www.myfitnesspal.com/ or https://cronometer.com/ is extremely helpful here) and blood pressure. There are at least half a dozen apps and websites to track these values, or you could use a spreadsheet, or good old pen-and-paper. Is your blood pressure dramatically higher the day following a particularly heavy sodium consumption? If not, then you’re not a hyper responder. For example, both my diastolic and systolic readings go up three to five points the day following an extremely salt-heavy day. I’m not a hyper responder.

IMHO, everyone with high blood pressure (aka hypertension) should have a home blood pressure monitoring unit and should keep track of their readings. They’re quick and extremely easy to use (Can you operate Velcro? Can you press a button?), accurate, and fairly inexpensive. (Here’s one that costs less than three months’ worth of a generic brand blood pressure medication: https://www.amazon.com/Omron-Pressure-Monitor-Standard-BP710N/dp/B00KPQB2KG)