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Q: What is the right blood pressure for a man of 65 years old and of 5ft 3in height and weighing 70 kgs?

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5/ 2/13 6:55pm

Hi P. Raja Rao,

 

The Joint National Committee defines four blood pressure categories.

 

Very High Range - Stage 2 Hypertension

Systolic (top) blood pressure 160 mm Hg or high

Diastolic (bottom) blood pressure 100 mm Hg or higher

            If in this range you have hypertension (high blood pressure).

 

High Range - Stage 1 Hypertension

Systolic (top) blood pressure 140 - 159 mm Hg

Diastolic (bottom) blood pressure 90 - 99 mm Hg

If in this range you have hypertension (high blood pressure).

 

Caution Range - Prehypertension

Systolic (top) blood pressure 120 - 139 mm Hg

Diastolic (bottom) blood pressure 80 - 89 mm Hg

            Take action!

 

Normal Range - Normal

Systolic (top) blood pressure below 120 mm Hg

Diastolic (bottom) blood pressure below 80 mm Hg

            Perfect!

 

All the best,

Lisa Nelson RD

7 Natural Ways to Lower Blood Pressure

 

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