Stethoscope Price in Bangladesh 2023 & 2024

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Stethoscope is basically a device for detecting sounds produced by the human body such as the heart, lungs, intestines or blood. Which basically plays a helpful role in identifying the disease of the patients of the doctors engaged in health care. Currently, stethoscope is a very popular medical device for doctors, nurses or veterinarians in BD as it plays a leading role in the diagnosis of patients or animals.

Why is the stethoscope used?

Stethoscope mainly helps doctors or nurses engaged in health care to check whether the sounds produced by the patient's body are abnormal. Because a doctor or nurse listens to the sounds created by the patient's body and provides services besides informing about the patient's current disease status.

Examine Heartbeat: Stethoscope is used to listen to the sounds produced by the heart. As a result, a doctor can easily detect anything from heart valve problems to irregular heartbeats by listening to the patient's heartbeat.

Examine Breathing: Stethoscope plays an important role in detecting the sounds produced by the lungs. As a result, a doctor can easily diagnose and treat diseases like pneumonia, asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

Examine Intestinal Problem: Digestive problems, blockages or heartburn can be detected using a stethoscope. Because a doctor can easily check the kind of problem in the patient's intestines by detecting the sounds made by the intestines with the stethoscope.

Examine Blood Flow: With the help of a stethoscope, the sound of blood flowing through the arteries and veins of a person's body can be heard. As a result, a doctor can pick up on peripheral artery disease or vein conditions from the sounds of abnormal blood flow.

What is the price of stethoscope in BD?

Currently, affordable quality stethoscope in various design is available in Bangladesh. Stethoscope price in BD starts from 700 taka which is basically standard. However, stethoscope prices start from TK 2,100 based on durability, longevity, acoustic performance and bidirectional diaphragm etc. Moreover, currently electronic stethoscope is also available in BD which cost a bit more.

What to look for before buying a stethoscope?

Things to consider before buying a stethoscope are:

Tubes: Stethoscope tube is available in various sizes ranging from 22 to 31 inch. Nowadays, stethoscope with 27-28 inch tube is more common in BD. However, there is no problem that using longer tubes will result in less detectable noise.

Diaphragm: An important component of a stethoscope is the diaphragm. The diaphragm is basically flat and receives high-frequency sounds from the heart, lungs or intestines. Also helpful for taking blood pressure readings is using a sphygmomanometer. In a normal stethoscope, the diaphragm is usually unidirectional. However, low-frequency sounds as well as high-frequency sounds in younger patients can be detected very well using a bidirectional model diaphragm stethoscope. So the stethoscope should be purchased keeping in mind its functionality of use.

Earpiece: Usually two earpieces made of silicone or rubber are attached to the stethoscope. Ensure that the earpiece fits properly in the ear for proper sound quality. In addition to checking the brand, and mass quality of the stethoscope, it should be verified that it fits properly and has multiple sizes of earpieces.

Durability: Durability is one of the most important things to consider before buying a stethoscope. In this case, choose a stethoscope that has a premium finish made of stainless steel or titanium. Because this type of stethoscope is strong as well as flexible enough.

Easy to Clean: Mainly used for diagnosis, it is normal for stethoscopes to get infected with viruses or bacteria. In this case, it is very important to keep the stethoscope clean after use. Therefore, it is important to know whether all components can be disassembled and reassembled for cleaning after use.