While you may have a first aid kit in your home for emergencies, there are some home health devices that can help you monitor your health regularly. By having a few key devices at home, we can be more in tune with our health and our bodies. Here is a list of some of our most highly recommended health devices and supplies for your home.
Over the past few years throughout the covid pandemic, I would not be surprised if thermometer sales grew. This is something every house should have. And if you have one that is old and looking rough, you may need to replace it. Make sure it is accurate by taking the temperature of a healthy individual.
Blood Pressure Cuff
This one is especially important for anyone with a history of high blood pressure or who is on high blood pressure medication. You may also want to keep one around if you are pregnant or recovering from a major surgery. An inexpensive automatic blood pressure cuff is easy to use and compact for easy storage.
This one is more for you and not so much for your home, but it can be extremely useful for monitoring your health. There are so many options available now, you can choose one that has the features you want at a price point that works with your budget. Some of them can measure blood oxygen levels, count steps, estimate calories burned, monitor heart rate, keep track of exercise, and even perform an electrocardiogram. All from your wrist!
Or bedroom scale. Or closet scale. If you have it put away because stepping onto it brings you dread and anxiety, you’re not alone. Maybe take it out of the storage, because it can be a useful tool in monitoring your long-term health. Unintended weight loss or gain may be a sign of an underlying health issue. Smart scales also have the ability to estimate your BMI to help you stay on track with your health and fitness goals.
Eye injuries are common and often overlooked. In a pinch, many people flush their eyes out with water. An eyewash may be a better option because they are made to be sterile, reducing the chance of an infection.
Humidity is important for the health of our bodies. Our bodies, after all, are about 60 percent water. A humidifier can help relieve:
- Dry skin
- Sinus congestion
- Dry throat
- Nose irritation
- Dry cough
- Cracked lips
- Bloody nose
- Irritated vocal cords
- Dry eyes
- A humidifier also has the added benefit of reducing the spread of airborne viruses and bacteria.
We spend so much time in our homes, it makes sense to have some health devices and supplies available and accessible for your home to help you take care of our health. While these devices are not a replacement for professional medical advice, they can be useful tools to help you and your family stay informed about your health. By just adding a few health tools to our lives we can stay as healthy as possible while being more informed about our individual health. Should you find yourself in the circumstance of needed medical attention, please go to a hospital or visit our website to find out about the urgent care services we offer. Stay safe and healthy!