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public places to test your blood pressure in Norway

wondering if there are ample drugstores or other spots to test your blood pressure while on vacation in Norway, Denmark and Sweden. At home they are in every drugstore.

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If you find they are not plentiful in Scandinavia, I know they are like $25 on Amazon. I had ordered one for my DIL who was having pregnancy complications.

Posted by
11392 posts

If you have a condition that requires you to monitor your BP so frequently that you would have to do it on vacation, you should bring your own monitor. Check with your MD for professional advice, of course.

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5644 posts

I have never seen one in a pharmacy in Sweden (although I never really looked for them).

You might want to consider buying one of those small wrist cuff blood pressure monitors to take with you. They are quite inexpensive and pretty small.

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387 posts

I agree with the others that if you need to do this regularly, it's probably easier to just buy a blood pressure monitor and bring it with you. Otherwise, yes, many pharmacies in those countries (but not all) do offer blood pressure testing, for a fee. You can try drop-in although some might want you to pre-book an appointment online.

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thanks everyone. I got a reply from a pharmacy there that they will test for 100 kr. I will glad do that if needed as I can't fit anything extra into my tiny pack. we travel very light.

Posted by
2464 posts

I would keep in mind that you will have to spend time and effort seeking out a place to have your blood pressure tested while you're on the road. Personally, I'd be willing to sacrifice a small amount of luggage space and weight for convenience so I could focus on more fun aspects of travel. I've seen rechargeable monitors that use a USB port that would be handy for traveling. But I would check with your own physician about whether a smaller monitor would work for your specific situation. Good luck!

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thanks everyone! just thankful here at home every drug store has a machine sitting there just waiting for the public to use.

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11354 posts

All my family members who need to check their BP regularly have their own BP monitors. Not very expensive nor very large to pack.

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6 posts

thanks everyone! I'm bringing my own machine now. I just didn't want it taking up space in my compact backpack as we are staying in 12 different places in 19 days and always travel very light.

Posted by
33131 posts

the batteries on mine last for a few months of occasional readings. If you are going to be using it a lot a couple (I think mine uses 3). AAA batteries is an easy pack. Check what it needs.

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3521 posts

I got a BP wrist monitor made by Omron and it works very well. My cardiologist was surprised at how close it is to the readings they get on their expensive machines. The machine is the size of a large fancy watch case and weights less. I had a smaller one, but it quit after many years of being dragged around while traveling. The current one is noticeably louder than the first one but still runs on 2 AAA batteries. Otherwise, not a bad machine.

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Even one of my doctors uses the wrist BP monitor to check patients. They're less than $50 on Amazon.