High blood pressure is a leading risk factor for atherosclerosis—the build-up of plaque in your arteries that can severely restrict blood flow, leading to heart attacks, strokes, and other life-threatening issues.
In a recent episode of the [Huberman Lab Podcast](https://youtu.be/ufsIA5NARIo), Dr. Peter Attia not only emphasized the crucial role of blood pressure in preventing chronic diseases but also mentioned using an OMRON blood pressure monitor for this purpose.
Dr. Peter Attia's Blood Pressure Monitor
If you've been curious about which blood pressure monitor Dr. Peter Attia personally uses, you don't have to rely solely on podcast mentions. He took to Twitter to share a snapshot of his OMRON device while discussing his own blood pressure readings:
It's fair to say that Dr. Attia stands behind the OMRON brand for home blood pressure monitoring. Although he doesn't specify the model, I personally vouch for the OMRON BP5100. At the time of writing, it's available on Amazon for a mere $36.
OMRON Blood Pressure monitor
Price: $36 (as of this update)Buy
If you want to purchase the exact model that Dr. Attia uses based on his Twitter post, you can get that one here for about $88 (his seems to be black, I can only find a white color on Amazon.)
By the way, if you're wondering about the ideal blood pressure readings according to Dr. Attia...see alert below:
Dr. Attia Podcast Alert! New Deep Dive into Blood Pressure
In a recent episode of Dr. Attia's "Ask Me Anything" podcast, he discusses blood pressure in detail. He explains the nature of high blood pressure, its prevalence, and why it often goes undiagnosed. The podcast episode is available for subscribers on their private RSS feed or on the website at the AMA #48 show page.
Key Takeaways from the Episode
- The Importance of Accurate Diagnosis: High blood pressure is a leading culprit in causing atherosclerosis, alongside high apoB levels and smoking.
- Measuring it Right: Dr. Attia underscores the need for precise blood pressure measurements, emphasizing that even minor inaccuracies can lead to significant diagnostic errors. In his words, a blood pressure reading of "119 over 78" would make him quite happy.
- Actionable Steps: Lifestyle changes like weight loss, regular exercise, and proper nutrition can help manage high blood pressure effectively.
- Medication Options: Dr. Attia also explores pharmacological remedies for blood pressure management, providing invaluable insights into how to approach these options.