What Is Normal Blood Pressure For Man Age 38 Years?

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Asked by Phyllis

What Is Normal Blood Pressure For Man Age 38 Years?

Answer

Hi Phyllis:

The Joint National Committee defines four blood pressure categories.

Normal Range - Normal

Systolic (top) blood pressure below 120 mm Hg

Diastolic (bottom) blood pressure below 80 mm Hg

Perfect!

Caution Range - Prehypertension

Systolic (top) blood pressure 120 - 139 mm Hg

Diastolic (bottom) blood pressure 80 - 89 mm Hg

Take action!

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).

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).

So 120/80 would be the ideal number for blood pressure of a 38 year old male. But readings that are a little higher or even lower may be considered normal. It can sometimes be a case by case situation.

Take care,

Tara, RN