How to Check Blood Pressure Using Sphygmomanometer

Here Are Some Tips on How to Use Sphygmomanometer

BLOOD PRESSURE – Here are some useful tips on how to check blood pressure using a sphygmomanometer and stethoscope.

Hypertension, commonly referred to as high blood pressure, is a common and serious medical illness that affects millions of people all over the world. Hypertension, also known as the “silent killer,” is a silent, asymptomatic illness that carries severe health hazards if left untreated.

The force of blood against the artery walls as the heart pumps it through the body is referred to as blood pressure. When blood pressure remains continuously high, it is said to be hypertensive.


Checking blood pressure is an important part of keeping track of one’s overall health and detecting any cardiovascular problems. Knowing how to monitor blood pressure appropriately is vital whether you have hypertension or wish to live a healthy lifestyle.

To check your blood pressure accurately, we need to an automatic digital blood pressure monitor or a manual sphygmomanometer with a stethoscope.

For self-measurement, digital monitors are easy to use, but manual devices require a little knowledge and guidance.

Here are some useful tips on how to use sphygmomanoter:

  • Gather the equipment (blood pressure cuff), a stethoscope, and a pen and paper)
  • Position the patient in a relax position
  • Apply the cuff around the upper arm but not too tight
  • Place the stethoscope at brachial artery of the patient’s arm
  • Inflate the cuff up to 180 mmHg
  • Gradually deflate the cuff
  • Record the reading both systolic and diastolic pressures
  • Repeat the measurement if necessary

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