What medical devices are worth having at home?

It takes approx. 3 minutes to read this article

It turns out that individual medical devices are readily available on the market to help take care of our health in a preventive manner. What are these devices? We suggest.

Why should some medical devices be in our homes?

Individual devices, which will be mentioned in this article, can help determine whether various kinds of problems are currently attacking our body. It is common knowledge that health is the most important thing in everyone’s life. There are many things in this world that can be bought, but health and optimal body condition is something that is not one of them.

You have to take care of your health yourself and you should contribute to it not only by leading a healthy lifestyle, sticking to a nutritious diet or practicing sports, but also by prevention and checking whether a balance is maintained in your body. Prevention of various conditions is a much more pleasant process than their proper treatment, which can be not only expensive but also tedious. Therefore, it is worth checking individual parameters related to our organism and react to undesirable changes in an appropriate manner.

Medical devices that are worth having

There are many different types of medical devices that should be found in the homes of each of us. Some of them may be particularly useful for mature people. A selection of these, or more specifically, those we have found to be most important, are described below.


Although this is a device that probably does not need to be introduced to anyone, it is worth distinguishing it in this list. Thermometer is a device that is worth having, especially if you have children at home. It allows you to measure body temperature, which can tell a lot about the current state of health of the person examined. In the past, mercury thermometers were the most popular, but nowadays electronic and even non-contact thermometers are used. The more decent the thermometer, the more accurate the measurement.

Pulse oximeter

One of the extremely popular home medical devices in recent times has become the pulse oximeter. It is a piece of equipment that is used to measure saturation, which is the degree of saturation of hemoglobin in the blood. The device tells us how much oxygen is in our blood. In addition, a pulse oximeter is used to measure the heart rate, or pulse. It is an instrument in the form of a small clip, which is usually worn on the finger.

A reading below 95 (the level of saturation of hemoglobin in the blood) is a sign of hypoxia, which can be very dangerous.

Blood pressure monitor

It is an indispensable accessory for people suffering from heart diseases, as well as those taking medication for hypertension. Such people, as well as people over 40 years of age, should use it regularly. We distinguish between mechanical and digital blood pressure monitors, with the latter being much easier to use. Using a blood pressure monitor allows you to check your systolic and diastolic blood pressure. Incorrect measurements can signal health problems that are worth addressing.

It is now accepted that the correct measurement is 120-129/80-84. Results below or above indicate abnormalities in the body.

main photo: pexels.com/Yaroslav Shuraev

Add comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *