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What is a normal blood presure what is a normal blood presure & what is an high blood presure.

What is a normal blood presure what is a normal blood presure & what is an high blood presure.

For : For an adult: top number below 120 and bottom number below 80 = healthy top number between 120-139 and bottom number 80-89 = prehypertension top number between 140-159 and bottom number 90-99 = stage 1 hypertension top number above 160 and bottom number above 100 = stage 2 hypertension the ranges for children and teenagers are typically lower and are based on age and height. People with other health problems besides high blood pressure such as diabetes, kidney disease, heart disease may require more aggressive control of their blood pressure. ...Read more

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Blood Pressure (Definition)

Blood pressure is a measurement of the force placed on the blood vessels and is comprised of the "systolic" pressure (the top number on a blood pressure meter) which is the peak pressure when the heart is pumping, and the "diastolic" pressure (the bottom number on a blood pressure meter) which is the pressure during the resting phase ...Read more


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What is normal blood presure high and low?

What is normal blood presure high and low?

Stages of HTN: 120/80 or less is normal. 120 to 139/ 80-90 is prehypertension when all possible life style changes should be made to prevent hypertension. 140-159/90-100 stage 1 hypertension when usually one medication is started. 160-179/100-110 is stage 2 when usually two meds are started. Over 180/110 is severe hypertension requiring 3 or more meds. ...Read more

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What is a normal blood pressure for 2 year olds?

What is a normal blood pressure for 2 year olds?

Range of 94/54-74/34: Formula to calculate BP range in children over age 1 is: higher sys 90 +2(age in years) lower sys:70 + 2(age in years) subtract 40 from systolic to calculate diastolic range. ...Read more

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What is a normal blood pressure for my age at 47?

What is a normal blood pressure for my age at 47?

120/80: Normal NORMAL blood pressure is 120/80. As we age, both numbers can drift up, so 130/80 wouldn't be too worrisome although lower is better. If your bottom number is going up (90 or more) then you are starting to show some sign your body is reacting to a higher than normal blood pressure, and it is time to ask about how to prevent its going even higher. See your provider. ...Read more

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What is a normal blood pressure for a female adult?

What is a normal blood pressure for a female adult?

Blood pressure: Blood pressure is not constant through the day. We generally do not want to have it be over 140 systolic or 90diastolic more than occasionally. ...Read more

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What is a normal blood pressure for women of age 50 and older?

Lower is better: With aging the elasticity of arteries (as all tissues) decreases resulting in a tendency to higher blood pressures. This is not desirable and higher pressures are not acceptable. It is still best if the blood pressure can be kept to 120/80 or even less. Until symptomatic, lower blood pressure usually is better. ...Read more

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What is a normal blood pressure reading for a 23 year old female?

What is a normal blood pressure reading for a 23 year old female?

Blood pressure : Blood pressure normals are a range and fairly wide on the low side. Anything over 140/90 we consider high, on the low side if you feel well, even 80/50 would be ok. ...Read more