What Is Healthy Blood Pressure? Here Is The Chart Based on The Age

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High blood pressure illustration (Pixabay) - Many people check their blood pressure to manage their health and prevent any diseases. Normal blood pressure is determined by measuring systolic and diastolic blood pressure. Normal blood pressure readings for systolic are no more than 120 millimeters of mercury (mmHg) and diastolic below 80 mmHg.

  • Systolic blood pressure is the top number, measuring the force the heart exerts on the walls of the arteries each time it beats.
  • Diastolic blood pressure is the bottom number, measuring the force the heart exerts on the walls of arteries in between beats. 

Blood pressure is a measure that can determine how strongly the heart pumps blood throughout the body. The normal blood pressure of each person is different, depending on their age. 

A person's blood pressure can be influenced by several factors, such as lifestyle, activities, and emotions. In fact, blood pressure can be determined by age.

The older you are, the stiffer your blood vessels, making plaque appear which increases the pressure of blood pumping. If you don't take care of it, several other health problems may occur. Those who have high blood pressure are at greater risk for heart disease and stroke.

Here are the lists of normal blood pressure based on age.

Controlling high blood pressure (SHVETS production/ Pexels)
Controlling high blood pressure (SHVETS production/ Pexels)

1. Normal Blood Pressure in Children

Normal blood pressure for children is rather difficult to understand because children experience many phases of growth. When a new baby is born, it will usually have normal blood pressure at 90/80 mmHg. This blood pressure is not constantly at the same number.

Normal blood pressure at 90/80 mmHg will change when the child reaches the age of 3-12 years. The normal blood pressure will change from 104–113 mmHg to 119–127 mmHg.

2. Normal Blood Pressure in Adults

Normally, adults will have normal blood pressure at 120/80 mmHg. Blood pressure in adults will change every day according to the factors that influence it. The number 120 shows the pressure level of the heart when pumping blood, while the number 80 shows the number when the heart organ rests for a while during the process of pumping blood.

3. Normal Blood Pressure in Pregnant Women

In pregnant women, blood pressure will show drastic numbers. Normally, blood pressure in pregnant women is at 120/80 mmHg, the same as in adults. Blood pressure in pregnant women experiences an increase or decrease due to the influence of increased hormones. 

From medical research, it is stated that as we get older, blood pressure will increase slightly to accommodate the increased demand for oxygen and nutrients. The most common measurement, a normal systolic number is 100 plus your current age. These measurements are generally for measuring male blood pressure if in women it is reduced by 10.

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