Public Health Communications Specialist
Ministry of Health/Social Development
Did you know that there is a correct way to check your blood pressure? Health officials and individuals are encouraged to pay attention to how blood pressure is checked.
· The patient’s arm should be supported at the level of the heart. If the arm in which the measurement is being taken is unsupported the diastolic blood pressure may be raised by as much as 10 percent.
Remember uncontrolled blood pressure increases risks of serious health problems including renal failure, heart attack and stroke.