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As we all know, the country has slowly replaced the mercury sphygmomanometer with an electronic sphygmomanometer. I believe you do not know why? So what is the real reason? Today, let's take a look at the reasons behind it, and see if they are really what everyone thinks.
Everyone is familiar with the mercury sphygmomanometer. It is one of the sphygmomanometer. The main structure is designed by mercury structure. stayone thousand nine hundred and twenty-eightIn, a British man invented it, which was initially only used to measure and control blood pressure for horses. Eventually, it was discovered that with the occurrence of human diseases, it was gradually used to measure blood pressure for humans.
The principle of the mercury sphygmomanometer is also very simple. It contacts with small metal beads through pulses. The mercury beads beat in the metal sphygmomanometer and reach a certain height.
When the heart contracts, the mercury sphygmomanometer reflects the systolic pressure of the human body, and the blood pressure will rise. When the heart relaxes, the mercury sphygmomanometer reflects the diastolic pressure of the human body, and the blood pressure will drop. It can be said that the principle of this sphygmomanometer is relatively simple, but its accuracy is also relatively high. What is the reason why the mercury sphygmomanometer will be eliminated?
Why mercury sphygmomanometer is replaced by others
Mercury sphygmomanometer As its name implies, the interior of the sphygmomanometer structure is basically composed of mercury. For the environment, it is not environmentally friendly. Mercury sphygmomanometer is under international control, and Minamata Convention on Mercury was proposed intwo thousand and seventeenyeareightmonthsixteenEffective in China on: It is explicitly stated thattwo thousand and twenty-sixyearonemonthoneThe production of mercury containing body thermometers and mercury containing sphygmomanometer will be prohibited from September.
Mercury sphygmomanometer also often has problems. Although the structure is simple, some small problems often occur, such as silver leakage, rubber pad blockage, air leakage, etc. All of these issues can lead to various problems in blood pressure measurement. Although there are basically solutions, it is indeed not suitable for this job.
With the popularity of electronic sphygmomanometer, mercury sphygmomanometer seem to have brought more trouble, and the introduction of national policies is also one aspect of promoting the elimination of mercury sphygmomanometer. Some families do not know how to deal with mercury leaks, which can cause harm to the body. The doctor suggests opening the window, wearing gloves, and using tape to stick it up, throwing it into the trash can or flushing it into the sewer.
The mercury sphygmomanometer will be eliminated, not because it is inaccurate, but because it pollutes the environment, and some things will happen that threaten human life and health. When facing new things, we should approach them rationally and not overlook their shortcomings for the sake of convenience.