Knowing you have high blood pressure and finding the most accurate way to monitor and control it can be a challenge. Using a health app to track – but not measure – your blood pressure readings, combined with regular checks from your nurse or doctor, can help minimise your risk of having a heart attack or stroke.
Tips when using blood pressure apps
- Talk with your nurse or doctor about your ideal blood pressure range and ways to maintain a healthy blood pressure.
- Use an app to keep track of your recordings as part of your blood pressure management plan.
- Rely on apps that claim to measure your blood pressure without the use of a blood pressure cuff.
- Use a blood pressure app without first discussing it with your healthcare provider.
- Make changes to your medication based on the recommendations from the app.
Warning: fake blood pressure apps
|Be aware !!
|Fake blood pressure apps
|There are many health apps that claim to measure your blood pressure without the use of a blood pressure cuff, but none of these have been validated and shouldn’t be trusted to give you an accurate recording.
The only safe way to measure your blood pressure is to use a reliable blood pressure monitor.
You can measure your blood pressure at home using your own monitor or you can visit your local healthcare centre where a nurse or doctor can take a recording. If you’re unsure about which monitor to use or how to take your own blood pressure, talk with a healthcare professional who can show you how.
Here are a few BP tracking apps reviewed by Healthify
|Blood Pressure Log- no longer available in Play Store
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