Bulletin
15 May 2018 - 3:55pm

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.

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Natasha Lettsome

Marketing and Communications Manager
BVI Health Services Authority
Telephone: 852-7655
Email:  nlettsome@bvihsa.vg

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