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.
- Blood pressure should not be taken with the cuff over tight clothing to avoid the tourniquet effect. Put the cuff on a bare arm.
Remember uncontrolled blood pressure increases risks of serious health problems including renal failure, heart attack and stroke.