What Is The Normal Blood Pressure For A 35yr Old Female?

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Asked by Tammy Rhodes

What Is The Normal Blood Pressure For A 35yr Old Female?

I would like to be on top of my health so I see the doctor about every six months regularly & get my blood pressure checked at that time. I am always told that it reads "normal." What does "normal" mean?

Answer

Optimal blood pressure for a 35 year old female is 120/80. Blood pressure readings include two numbers: systolic blood pressure and diastolic blood pressure.

The top number (120) is the systolic pressure, which is the pressure within the arteries while the heart is pumping. Whereas the bottom number (80) is the diastolic pressure, a measure of pressure within the arteries while the heart is resting and refilling with blood.

For more information on your range, see how The Joint National Committee defines the 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!

If your range ever becomes high, there are some things YOU can control to lower your blood pressure!

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
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