Normal Blood Pressure For A 65-year-old Man?

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Normal Blood Pressure For A 65-year-old Man?

What is the right blood pressure for a 65-year-old man?

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The Joint National Committee defines normal blood pressure as follows:

Systolic (top) blood pressure below 120 mm Hg

Diastolic (bottom) blood pressure below 80 mm Hg

This level is recommended regardless of age, so if yours is not in this range, you will want to ask your doctor about ways to control it. This might include lifestyle changes, losing weight, or medication to control blood pressure. If your blood pressure is within this range, you're clearly doing many things right for your health.

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