A 47-year-old member asked:
what is the normal reading for blood pressure on a personal bp cuff?
1 doctor answer
Dr. TED FEDER answered
39 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Normal For You: An "average" blood pressure is 120/80 which means 120 mm mercury systolic (full heart pump) and 80 mm mercury diastolic (heart at rest between beats). Many other factors enter into the number which makes it higher or lower, but normal for you. Example: athletes BP is usually lower, the elderly have higher bp's but both are prefectly fine. Find what is normal for you. Extremes are bad.
Answered on Jun 10, 2014
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