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Monday, November 02, 2009 sdowdy, Community Member, asks

Q: whatis the normal blood pressure for a man that is 23 years old?

my boyfriend is only 23 years old and when we went to the doctor his blood pressure was 158/ 93 and they said that is to high for his age and  before we left they checked it again and it was 141/73 the doctor said that is still not normal for his age. i just wanna find out what is normal for a man that is 23 years old.

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Lisa Nelson, Health Pro
11/ 2/09 5:21pm

Hi Sdowdy,

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


All the best,

Lisa Nelson RD

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By sdowdy, Community Member— Last Modified: 10/18/10, First Published: 11/02/09