Telegraph India: Keep blood pressure in check

These digital devices give a blood pressure reading as well as monitor pulse rate.

Getting their blood pressure checked at regular intervals has become a big hassle for many senior citizens due to the lockdown  induced by the coronavirus pandemic. My 68-year-old mother used to get her BP checked by a doctor’s compounder at a neighborhood clinic. Her weekly visit was also an excuse to catch up with friends and acquaintances. If the readings were slightly abnormal, the compounder offered advice on what to do or not to do. In rare cases, she was advised to see the doctor.

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