It’s always reassuring to know that the products you sell serve a valuable purpose. In the case of Omron health care and wellness solutions, that purpose is no less than helping fight heart attacks and—just as importantly—strokes.
The Internet Stroke Center collects several sobering statistics. Perhaps most alarming is the fact that, in the United States, stroke represents the third-leading cause of death and the leading cause of long-term disability. And while stroke deaths cut across geographical lines, mapping shows disproportionate effects in southern states (including Oklahoma).
Also keep in mind that, according to the CDC, someone in the United States suffers a stroke every 40 seconds. Deaths from strokes occur in this country every 4 minutes. An overwhelming majority of these cases result in blocked blood flow to the brain. This often dramatically impairs physical and cognitive ability.
Clearly, minimizing the chances of a stroke is a compelling need. And it’s something that applies to people of all demographics.
The Importance of Blood Pressure
High blood pressure is the most significant risk factor for strokes. No matter its cause—poor diet, lack of exercise, genetic inheritance—those with elevated levels should monitor it daily. In fact, it pays for everyone to monitor their blood pressure as regularly as possible.
Fortunately, easily affordable monitors from reliable manufacturers like Omron are available to health care facilities and patients alike. They make it easier than ever to possess an accurate awareness of one’s vital readings without necessarily scheduling a doctor’s appointment (or using a monitor in potentially uncomfortable public settings like grocery stores).
As Omron Healthcare CEO Ranndy Kellogg said earlier this year, “The journey for everyone begins with knowing your numbers.”
Omron blood pressure monitors vary in price and features, but each can be trusted for professional-quality readings. For a fairly no-frills example, consider the Self-Taking Manual Blood Pressure Kit. Designed in standard adult size for one-handed operation, the monitor comes with a stethoscope attached. It retails for less than $20.
On the other end of the spectrum, consider solutions like the 10 Series Advanced-Accuracy Upper Arm Blood Pressure Monitor with Bluetooth Connectivity. This monitor offers several ways to ensure maximum accuracy. Dual sensors automatically double-check each reading while a cuff wrap indicator confirms the correct fit. It also removes what could be considered “user errors” that might otherwise throw off a reading. These include breathing and noise of movement during measurement. Meanwhile, the TruRead feature automatically averages three consecutive readings to provide the most accurate possible measure.
Other Life-Saving Omron Products
Omron also offers SKUs that allow users to keep tabs on related aspects of their health. For example, the Body Fat Analyzer measures body fat in seconds with proven accuracy. This matters for purposes of stroke prevention, because excess weight is also linked to higher risk.
Or consider the Alvita Tri-Axis Pedometer, with its retail price of only $26.99. It helps everyday users stay on top of their weight-loss plans by tracking steps, aerobic steps, distance and calories burned. With warmer temperatures here again, it’s an especially great time to outfit your customers for their outdoor walks!
To Learn More…
Petra carries all of the above Omron products—and more. Please feel free to peruse petra.com or contact one of our representatives for any additional information you need. For more information on Omron’s health care lineup—and initiatives like the 90-Day Blood Pressure Challenge—visit omronhealthcare.com.