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What is a normal range for blood pressure?

What is a normal range for blood pressure?

Has changed: When i started out, we said your age plus one hundred for the systolic. Then we said lower than 140/90. Studies have shown pretty much that the lower the better if you feel well so that even lower than 120/80 which is frequently quoted as the normal blood pressure might be preferred. If you have diabetes, even more important to be on the low side as kidney failure is delayed with tight BP control. ...Read more

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Dr. Hirenkumar Italia
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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 the normal range for blood pressure in a child 10-11 years old?

What is the normal range for blood pressure in a child 10-11 years old?

Lower than yours: Somewhere around 100-110/60-70. With increasing weights in children, we're seeing those numbers creep up a bit though. ...Read more

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What is the normal range for blood pressure when standing, sitting or after walking or jogging?

What is the normal range for blood pressure when standing, sitting or after walking or jogging?

Ranges: As a general rule the normal sitting blood pressure can be 100-140/70-90 with 120/80 being a goal. On standing the systolic may rise or fall about 10 mm and the diastolic may rise 5-10 mm. With exercise BP normally rises varying degrees depending on how vigorous the exercise is. During stress tests the systolic could reach 200 at peak exercise and the diastolic may drop with very rapid heart rate. ...Read more

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Im 26 what is the normal range of blood pressure for me ?

Im 26 what is the normal range of blood pressure for me ?

Less than 120/80: Your systolic pressure should be below 120 and diastolic below 80. If it is lower than these and you do not have symptoms, it is still normal. ...Read more

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What are the normal ranges for blood pressure diast and systolic?

What are the normal ranges for blood pressure diast and systolic?

Varies with age.sex: The easiest way to obtain the range of normal blood pressure for an adult is to google with words like "normal blood pressure". ...Read more

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What are the normal ranges of Blood Pressure and pulse readings for a 73 year old female and a 71 year old Male?

What are the normal ranges of Blood Pressure and pulse readings for a 73 year old female  and a 71 year old Male?

Hypertension: We define hypertension or high blood pressure when BP is greater than 140/90 in those younger than 60yo and greater than 150/90 in those older than 60yo. Current treatment guidelines recommend taking just enough BP medication to drop below those upper limits. However, one study (SPRINT) did suggest being more aggressive & aiming for less than 120/80. We worry about falls & fractures if too aggress ...Read more

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Is a blood pressure of 100/70 considered normal? What's the normal range of blood pressure?

Is a blood pressure of 100/70 considered normal? What's the normal range of blood pressure?

Blood pressure: varies from one individual to another. 100/70 is certainly in normal range if you are not symptomatic. (dizzy or passing out) Systolic pressure less than 70 is probably too low for anyone and above 120 is considered too high. ...Read more