To make its way around your body, blood needs to be at a high enough pressure so that it can flow through the arteries to the smaller blood vessels away from the heart. Like everything in the body, it must be at the right balance.
High blood pressure can damage these small vessels and lead to dangerous consequences if there is too much damage in organs such as the brain, eyes, heart, or kidneys. These blood vessels can burst from the pressure, leading to a stroke or aneurysm depending on where it happens in the body. Often, high blood pressure, or hypertension, can continue for a long time without you noticing.
Low blood pressure can mean that your organs suffer from a lack of nutrients or oxygen or a build-up of waste products. Symptoms include dizziness, fainting, blurred vision, and nausea.
Monitoring your blood pressure is important to ensure that your body has the right balance, identifying potential complications before they become too serious.
Blood pressure can be measured using blood pressure cuffs that tighten around your arm, or by electronic devices that automatically hear the changes in flow. These automated blood pressure cuffs are used commonly in hospitals and doctors offices. A wrist blood pressure monitor can also measure pulsations in your arteries to give a quick and accurate indication of blood pressure.
The CardiacSense app is compatible with i-Health blood pressure sensors that have Bluetooth functionalities. When combined with data measured from the CardiacSense watch, you can gather all of your vital signals for a holistic overview of your heart health.