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What is considered a high blood pressure and what is considered a low blood pressure?
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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology
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In brief: There is a range
Generally the diastolic (lower number) must be over 90 to consider it hypertension.
The range for the upper number (systolic) is broader but is a problem when over 130. The low end is about 50 diastolic but tolerance for this varies.

In brief: There is a range
Generally the diastolic (lower number) must be over 90 to consider it hypertension.
The range for the upper number (systolic) is broader but is a problem when over 130. The low end is about 50 diastolic but tolerance for this varies.
Dr. Richard Bensinger
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
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In brief: Varies with age/sex
Age, growth & gender alter the upper/lower levels considered normal for BP for kids.
Systolic hypotension would be considered <60 for newborns<70 the 1st yr , <70+2xage up to 10 then <90 thereafter. Systolic hypertension is age, gender & length/height related in kids. Readings >~100-107 for 1-4yr progressing to 125-135 in late teens. Single values are less reliable than patterns.

In brief: Varies with age/sex
Age, growth & gender alter the upper/lower levels considered normal for BP for kids.
Systolic hypotension would be considered <60 for newborns<70 the 1st yr , <70+2xage up to 10 then <90 thereafter. Systolic hypertension is age, gender & length/height related in kids. Readings >~100-107 for 1-4yr progressing to 125-135 in late teens. Single values are less reliable than patterns.
Dr. James Ferguson
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