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What is the normal blood pressure for a 78 year old?

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Dr. Peter Duic
Emergency Medicine
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In brief: 120/80

A normal blood pressure is 120/80.
As we get older our blood pressure tends to creep up as the blood vessels become less elastic. If numbers are higher you should check with a doctor to see if the patient needs to be on medication. There are times when medical conditions can cause a blood pressure to be low as well.

In brief: 120/80

A normal blood pressure is 120/80.
As we get older our blood pressure tends to creep up as the blood vessels become less elastic. If numbers are higher you should check with a doctor to see if the patient needs to be on medication. There are times when medical conditions can cause a blood pressure to be low as well.
Dr. Peter Duic
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