The worldwide Covid pandemic has made us all very well aware of the immense importance of healthcare in our lives. This in no way means that we were not aware of its presence in our worlds before this phenomenon hit us and caught us unaware, but it was always consigned to be at the back of our minds, locked up in the far recesses of our brains, only to be opened up in the case of medical emergencies which were either being faced by some family member or ourself. But after all that is said and done, it is important for us to be aware of the kind of healthcare which is available around us and the devices that we should keep handy in order to be able to live a healthy and fulfilling life in the long run.
Nothing in life is as important as our health so it is an obvious inference that we should take the help of some common digital gadgets which help to make our lives easier and fuller. Therefore, in this article, we are curating a list of some of the healthcare devices that we personally believe every household should have in the case of any kind of medical emergency. Keep on reading this article to know all about these digital devices.
- Digital Blood Pressure Monitors:
It is a very good idea to invest in a digital blood pressure monitor as this can be useful to absolutely anyone who resides in your household, even if they do not particularly suffer from any heart related ailments. It is also advisable to keep a stethoscope in hand in the case that anyone in your household does suffer from either hypertension or heart related issues, or even has a history of cardiac diseases running in their family. In the times that we are living in, the lifestyles that we lead on an everyday basis and the kind of food that we consume makes us very susceptible to heart diseases so it is better to be equipped with such blood pressure monitors to monitor any early signs of a serious disease which may help to curb it right at its onset. It is also considered a good practice to make a habit of checking the blood pressure of everyone in your family on a regular basis for this purpose.
- Air Mattress:
An air mattress is a mattress which fits over your bed in a seamless way and has an in built technology which helps to prevent bed sores. It is really helpful to keep in handy in the case that you have older people who are a part of your family, who may not be able to move around as much. Through the help of these air mattresses, you can also make sure that your beds do not get ruined in the case that you are taking care of bed ridden patients. And the best part about these air mattresses is that most of these come equipped with an air pump along with them which minimises the effort which would otherwise be required from your side to fill them up with the appropriate amount of air.
- Pulse Oximeters:
Pulse oximeters are a very useful device to own, especially in these times when it is immensely important to keep a constant and minute check on the levels of oxygen in your body. The decrease in the levels of oxygen in your body can signal the onset of many dangerous diseases and should be informed to your general practitioner immediately. While the practice of pulse oximetry has been around for a long period of time to keep a check on the human body, it has come into prominence due to the widespread Coronavirus pandemic. It is very easy to use them so there is absolutely no good reason why you should not keep them in hand at your house and keep checking your family’s and your oxygen levels through it on a regular basis.
- Weighing Scales:
It is a good idea to invest in a good weighing scale to keep a track of your health and fitness journey. Or if you are more focused on figuring out your body fat levels, it is a better idea for you to invest in a body fat analyser. The difference between these two is that the body fat analyser does not just tell you your weight, it actually helps you to understand your body fat levels which need to be reduced for a healthier body, among other important readings. We at Dr Odin do not believe in just encouraging you to lose weight, but rather we say that you should focus on living a healthy lifestyle in order to live a better and fuller life with minimum diseases plaguing you in the long run.
Through this article, we in no way are trying to imply that you absolutely need to have these devices to live a good life but it is a mere suggestion on our parts so that you are able to minimise any uncomfortable situations which may be related to your health and body wellness. While we also believe that these devices are precautionary to tell you if something is wrong with your body so that your doctor is able to treat it timely and accordingly, nothing is ever the substitute for eating right and exercising on a regular basis.
So we suggest that you are aware of what you are eating and what the ingredients contain in them so if there is a particular paucity of some nutrient in your food, you are able to plug it timely with the help of taking dietary supplements so that you do not get to suffer from serious diseases later in life. Nothing in life is as precious as good health so all of us should make a conscious effort to cultivate good health among us so that all of us are able to live a better life. After all, good health is directly proportional to the care we all take of it.