Hypertension, or high blood pressure often causes no symptoms until it is too late. It is a major risk factor in the development of heart disease, strokes and kidney failure. Blood pressure measurements should be regularly monitored.
||Three thumb widths below the kneecap and on the outer side of the leg one thumb width from the outstanding angle of the leg bone.|
||At the outer end of the crease formed when the elbow is partially flexed.|
||On the top of the head where an imaginary line between the top of the ears crosses a line from the nose to the top of the spine.|
||In the hollow between the lower edge of the inner ankle bone and the Achilles tendon.|
||On top of the foot two thumb widths from the edge of the web between the 1st and 2nd toes.|
||On the palm side of the forearm two thumb widths above the crease of the wrist in the centre of the arm between the large tendons.|