Ministry of Health & Social Development
Release Date:
Wednesday, 16 May 2018 - 10:30am

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. 

  • Ensure that your back is supported when taking your blood pressure.  If it is not supported, your diastolic measurement may increase.

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