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What is a normal range for blood pressure?

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Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: Blood pressure

120-140 over 80-90 mm mercury.

In brief: Blood pressure

120-140 over 80-90 mm mercury.
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
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Dr. Louis Grenzer
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Louis Grenzer
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