Ministry of Health & Social Development
Release Date:
Tuesday, 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.


Natasha Lettsome-Humphrey

Public Health Communications Specialist
Ministry of Health/Social Development
Telephone: 468-2286