Medical equipment for home use greatly facilitates the life of people, allowing you to monitor the health status and monitor key performance indicators of the body: blood pressure, glucose levels, level of blood oxygen saturation, temperature. It is very convenient, especially for those who have diseases that require constant monitoring of these indicators. There are also a number of medical devices for preventive and therapeutic treatments at home. These include: inhalers, massagers, ophthalmotilapia, devices for holding fizioprotsedur.
Consider the most common in daily life medical devices.
Modern helpers in the struggle for health
Tonometer – a device for measuring blood pressure. On the shelves of pharmacies you can find several types of blood pressure monitors: automatic with a cuff on the shoulder or wrist, semi-automatic and mechanical. The most convenient to use an automatic blood pressure monitor – for the procedure of measurement is sufficient to put the cuff, as indicated in the instructions, and click the start button, else the device will do it myself.
A device for self measurement of glucose levels in the blood. Highly recommended in diabetes 1st and 2nd type. To use the glucometer quite simple: using the lancets need to do a puncture on the side of the fingertip and released a drop of blood applied to the test strip, is inserted in advance into the device. After a few seconds the meter will display the result.
Device for non-invasive level measurement of the oxygen saturation of capillary blood. The device shows the percentage of oxygenated hemoglobin to the total amount of hemoglobin in the blood.
Pulse oximeter is indicated for:
- Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD);
- Bronchial asthma;
- The pulmonary fibrosis;
- Heart failure;
- In valvular heart disease.
Safe analog mercury thermometer for the simple reason that it does not contain mercury. Measurement of temperature is due to the built-in device sensors, the result is displayed on the display in the form of numbers. The main advantage of electronic thermometer is the measurement speed and versatility: this thermometer can measure temperature in young children, without worrying about what a child can break the thermometer and to breathe mercury vapor.
Modern inhalers are a modification of a pot of hot liquid over which a breathing in childhood. It is portable and functional devices designed to provide at home prevention and quality treatment of pulmonary diseases and respiratory diseases:
- Rhinitis, sinusitis, tonsillitis;
- Pharyngitis, laryngitis, tracheitis;
- Bronchiectasis of the lungs;
- Cystic fibrosis etc.
Used to treat, prevent, and alleviate pain in various diseases: radiculitis, osteochondrosis, arthritis, vegetative and neurotic disorders. Some types of massagers are used in cosmetic procedures to cleanse the skin, smoothing wrinkles and giving the skin elasticity.
Ofthalmohirurgii used for the prevention and correction of disorders of the visual system in children and adults: astigmatism, myopia, hyperopia strabismus, etc., as well as to relieve tired eyes.
How to choose a home medical equipment?
In the selection and purchase of medical equipment need to pay attention to the presence of the certificate confirming the completion of all checks on the suitability of the instrument for use for medicinal purposes. Do not buy medical devices from hands – in this case, there is always the possibility of a product defect that can lead to serious health consequences. It is important to understand that the medical device requires careful, careful handling and, from time to time, checks on the accuracy of the readings, which should be held in special service centers. Usually the address where you can contact in the event of a fault or for verification of the instrument, is specified in the documentation supplied with the medical device.