5 Health Measuring Devices You Should Have At Home

For early prevention and diagnosis of disease symptoms independently at home, there is no harm in you storing some medical equipment that you can use at any time. By preparing this health measuring devices, we will be better prepared if one day our family members are sick. This type of health measuring device in terms of price is also relatively cheap and affordable. You can get it at the pharmacy store, or you can also buy it online. Here are the health measuring devices that you should always store in your home:

Clinical Thermometer 

Clinical thermometer
Clinical thermometer

Thermometers are used to measure body temperature. The thermometer consists of two types; mercury thermometer and a digital thermometer. Mercury thermometers have very accurate readings in measuring body temperature. The disadvantage of this type of thermometer has a slow reading time span, and the glass tube is very susceptible to rupture if it falls. While the digital thermometer has a reading time of 1 second for the infrared type without contact and 1 minute for the direct contact type thermometer.


Sphygmomanometer/ blood pressure monitor

A sphygmomanometer also known as a blood pressure monitor is used to measure blood pressure in our body. These devices that you must have in your house have 3 types that are common in the market, namely mercury sphygmomanometer, needle/compass sphygmomanometer, and digital sphygmomanometer.

Body Scales 

adult body scale

Body scales are used to measure our weight. This body scales consist of two types, namely manual body scales and digital body scales. With this scale, we can calculate our body mass index to prevent obesity.

GCU Measuring Devices (Glucose, Cholesterol, Uric Acid) 

Blood Glucose, Cholesterol, Uric Acid Measuring Devices
Blood Glucose, Cholesterol, Uric Acid Measuring Devices

GCU measuring devices (Glucose, Cholesterol, Uric Acid) is used to measure blood glucose levels, uric acid and cholesterol level for a temporary. There are several brands of GCU measuring devices you can buy according to your needs

Pulse Oxymetry 

Fingertip Pulse Oximeter
Fingertip Pulse Oximeter

Pulse oximetry is used to measure oxygen saturation in the blood, by calculating how much hemoglobin is able to carry oxygen. Keep this tool if one of your family members has a history of illness that requires additional oxygen.

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