December 6, 2022

What is Normal Blood Pressure

The heart is one of the most important organs of the human body. It supplies oxygenated blood to all organs and tissues of the body by ‘pumping’ blood into the arteries with each heartbeat.

Blood Pressure Range Measurement

When blood is pumped, pressure is created on the walls of the blood vessels due to which blood can easily reach all the organs and tissues of the body. This pressure of blood is known as blood pressure, which is divided into two parts:

What is Systolic blood pressure

This is the pressure that is produced by the beating of the heart. This pressure occurs when the heart muscle contracts and pumps oxygen-rich blood into the arteries.

What is Diastolic blood pressure

This is the pressure on the walls of blood vessels that is produced by the relaxation of the heart muscle. Therefore, it is observed that the diastolic pressure is always less than the systolic pressure. Blood pressure is measured in units of millimeter mercury and the unit is written as mmHg. Blood pressure measurements are always written in pairs, with one value representing the systolic blood pressure value, and the other representing the lower diastolic blood pressure value.

What is normal blood pressure range (BP)

BLOOD PRESSURE CATEGORYSYSTOLIC mm Hg (upper number)and/orDIASTOLIC mm Hg (lower number)
NORMALLESS THAN 120andLESS THAN 80
ELEVATED120 – 129andLESS THAN 80
HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE (HYPERTENSION) STAGE 1130 – 139or80 – 89
HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE (HYPERTENSION) STAGE 2140 OR HIGHERor90 OR HIGHER
HYPERTENSIVE CRISIS (consult your doctor immediately)HIGHER THAN 180and/orHIGHER THAN 120

Normal Blood pressure chart by age

AgeUpper Range (Systolic)Lower Range (Diastolic)
Newborn to 6 months45-9030-65
6 months to 2 years80-10040-70
Children (2-13 years old)80-12040-80
Teenagers (14-18 Years)90-12050-80
Adults (19-40 years old)95-13560-80
Adults (41-60 years old)110-14570-90
older adults (Above 60 years)95-14570-90

What is Normal Blood Pressure Range (BP)

If upper range less than120 and lower range less than 80 . For accurate range as per your age to Normal blood pressure range age wise see above table.

What is High Blood Pressure (BP)

If upper range greater than140 and lower range greater than 80 . For accurate range as per your age to High blood pressure range age wise see above table.

If your BP in High range see this to Control High Blood Pressure

What is Low Blood Pressure (BP)

If upper range less than 120 and lower range less than 70 . For accurate range as per your age to Low blood pressure range age wise see above table.

Reference

Blood Pressure Readings

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