A new way to monitor blood pressure

Monitoring Blood Pressure with a Flexible Spending Account

An estimated 67 million American adults deal with high blood pressure levels, also called hypertension, which can lead to a wide range of health problems in the future including heart disease and stroke. As a result, many doctors will put patients on a wide range of blood pressure medications, as well as suggesting changes in lifestyle like increased exercise, a healthier diet and smoking cessation.

Most importantly, regular blood pressure monitoring is pivotal to tracking the progress of these changes. Many hypertension sufferers would use an aneroid blood pressure kit like those found in a doctor’s office, but today’s blood pressure monitors have evolved by leaps and bounds through advanced features. Best of all, if you have a Flexible Spending Account (FSA), blood pressure monitors are covered by these accounts!

FSAstore.com Product Spotlight: QardioArm

We're highlighting one particular brand that makes monitoring your blood pressure very easy, and you can use it at home, at work, or while traveling with Qardio Arm Wireless Blood Pressure Monitor!

You can use the Qardio every day to measure systolic and diastolic blood pressure and heart rate. The best part is that you can use the Qardio with iPhone and Android, and securely carry your readings with you no matter where you go. The Qardio is light, portable and compact, and easily connects to your smartphone through the free Qardio app, so you can get a quick reading. You can also easily share your readings with a doctor, or with family to ensure everyone is updated.

QardioArm works with:

  • iPhone 4s or later, iPad 3rd gen or later, iPad Air, iPad mini, iPod Touch (5th gen or later). It requires Bluetooth 4.0 and iOS 7.0 or later.
  • Android 4.4 "KitKat" or later.
  • Free Qardio App is available in the Apple App Store or the Google Play store.
You can find a complete list of compatible devices via getqardio.com/devices.

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