A 41-year-old female asked about a 77-year-old female:
Is 163/76 blood presser is normal for woman aged 77 years old?
1 doctor answer • 1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Benjamin Lessiganswered
Geriatrics 27 years experience
It depends: It could be anxiety, misplaced blood pressure cuff, shortness of breath when walking to the exam table, medication induced, whitecoat hypertension. Your physician will able to determine if the blood pressure is correct by repeating at least two readings. The same physician will ask medical questions for any risk factors that cause blood pressure up.
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