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A 51-year-old member asked:

What is normal blood pressure for female aged 85 in good health?

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Dr. Ibrahim Moussa
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 19 years experience
It varies: Blood pressure goals vary from one patient to the other depending whether they have heart disease, diabetes, kidney disease, etc. recent recommendation for the treatment of hypertension have been more lenient. For patient over the age of 60 without other medical problems, blood pressure medication is initiated once the BP is over 150/90. anything below is acceptable as long as it is not too low

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A 35-year-old member asked:

What is the normal blood pressure of a person age 40 and above?

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Dr. Umesh Patel
Preventive Medicine 43 years experience
There is a range: Ideal BP is below 120/70, acceptable BP is below 130/80. Consistent readings above these ranges need to be monitored and treated under the care of your physician.
Last updated Sep 26, 2018


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