What is high blood pressure?

Blood Pressure Infographic

High blood pressure (Hypertension) affects about 75 million American adults. Almost 1 in 3 adults is afflicted with it. Fortunately for a majority of people, it’s largely preventable with exercise and diet. So what is high blood pressure exactly? What is this ‘silent killer’ that affects so many people? Basically in its simplest form, it’s just the measurement of the …

Blood pressure apps, are they legit?

blood pressure app

Do Android/iOS blood pressure apps work? There are currently apps in the android store that show under the target keyword of ‘blood pressure’. Many of these are making dubious claims about being able to one finger press and get an accurate measurement. So how do these apps get your blood pressure without special equipment? Well, mainly they use things like …

Why buy a home blood pressure monitor?

Man Measuring Blood Pressure At Home

Who Benefits from a Home Blood Pressure Monitor? Any reader of autonomous medicine knows that our focus is all about knowing your body. One of the cornerstones of that approach is gathering good data and tracking it. Blood pressure is one measurement that fluctuates considerably throughout the day. To really have an understanding of your blood pressure, you’ll need to …

1

Medical Tracking Apps

Cartoon phone medical app character

Medication Management and Compliance In order to practice autonomous medicine, it’s important to be able to manage the data that you collect. Your personal data is only as useful as the ways you have to access and store it. Fortunately these days, there is a plethora of options for tracking your own health. There are a few categories of medical …

Getting started at Autonomous Medicine

Just Start Sorry Board

Previous Paradigms What we do here at Autonomous Medicine is try to focus on taking ownership of your health.  Our feeling is that you know yourself better than anyone, so it makes the most sense that you be in charge or health. In years past, people relied solely on the expertise of their doctors to manage their health. It makes …

2

What is a sphygmomanometer and how does it work?

close up of sphygmomanometer

A sphygmomanometer is one of the more unspellable tools in the Autonomous Medicine arsenal. It’s known as many things: Blood Pressure Meter Blood Pressure Machine Hypertension Cuff Blood Pressure Monitor Oscillatory Blood Pressure Monitoring Device Blood Pressure Gauge Blood Pressure Checker So what is a sphygmomanometer and what does it do? Basically a blood pressure monitor is  a device that is specifically …

Blood Pressure Monitor Reviews and Buying Guide

What to look for in a blood pressure monitor So you’re going to buy a sphygmomanometer?  Well, you fortunately have many options.  Hypertension cuffs are possibly the most powerful data gathering device in your autonomous medicine toolkit. How to choose the right one? We’re providing brief blood pressure monitor reviews. Blood Pressure Monitor Accuracy Getting an accurate model is obviously …

Know your Gut Biome, with Blood Glucose Monitoring

woman holding a donut and a blood glucose meter

Blood Glucose Monitoring to Understand Your Gut Biome We’re just now starting to dive into the gut biome and we’re realizing all kinds of wonderful things that our flora is doing for us. We’re also starting to realize how individualized our flora is. It may explain a phenomenon we all experience every day. Have you ever had a friend that …

Glucose Tolerance Test, what is it?

Diagnose Diabetes

Have a look at our list of common Diabetes symptoms to see if you may be a candidate. Here is an abbreviated list… Fortunately, you don’t need to wait until you can see your doctor to get a reasonably good indication if you are diabetic.  You can run some simple tests at home.  This guide will walk you through the …