Thursday, September 1, 2011

Home Health Kits Gain Popularity

Over the past few decades, the cost of health care has been going up drastically. The costs have directly affected millions of Americans, with money coming out of their monthly bottom line savings. For less fortunate Americans, the cost was too high to absorb resulting in the lack of or absence of health insurance. When millions of Americans either lack or do not have health insurance, it is not only an effect on them directly but on the country indirectly also. The United States does not turn people away who are in need of health care during an emergency. In some incidents, the hospital or care center may absorb the costs, if not them then Medicare or Medicaid might have to step in. In either case, someone does absorb those costs, which eventually are passed down the chain to you the tax payer. For this reason, the United States has but a bigger emphasis on health care in the country. Obama Care was one big example of the push forward. In addition to this, health care providers and doctors are pushing force more preventive care measures.

Preventive health care measures focus more on the idea that monitoring one's health on a regular basis will avoid surprises at a later time and point. For this reason, millions of Americans now have home health kits. These kits range in size and equipment, but some of the staples are: blood pressure monitors, thermometers, pulse oximeters, and glucose monitors. A home health kit differs from a first aid kit greatly, because it focuses on monitoring more than aid. A blood pressure monitor and pulse oximeter are the more popular devices in the kit, because cardiovascular and respiratory illnesses are almost at pandemic levels in this county.