Blood Pressure: Know what your blood pressure should be according to your age

Blood pressure is the force exerted by the circulating blood against the walls of the blood vessels.
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Blood pressure is categorized into two types: High Blood Pressure and Low Blood Pressure. Both these types affect people in different ways and promote heart diseases. Patients with blood pressure disorders must take proper care of their diet as well as their physical well-being.

Blood pressure is always given as two numbers:

  • Systolic Pressure –  when the heart beats
  • Diastolic Pressure – when the heart relaxes

These measurements are written one above the other or before, systolic pressure being the first one.

Before we begin with what your blood pressure should be by age, let us go through eight quick ways to have a healthy blood pressure.

  • ​Get enough sleep
  • Exercise regularly
  • Eat a healthy diet

Eat healthy

  • Balance sodium and potassium intake
  • Breathe deeply
  • Do not stress
  • Maintain a healthy weight
  • Eat your medicines on time

Have a look at this chart to know what your blood pressure should be according to your age.

AGE

FEMALE

MALE

1-2

80/34 – 120/75

83/38 – 117/76

3

100/59

100/61

4

102/62

101/64

5

104/65

103/66

6

105/68

104/68

7

106/70

106/69

8

107/71

108/71

9

109/72

110/72

10

111/73

112/73

11

113/74

114/74

12

115/74

116/75

13

117/75

117/76

14

120/75

119/77

15

120/76

120/78

16

120/78

120/78

17

120/80

120/78

18

120/80

120/80

19-24

120/79

120/79

25-29

120/80

121/80

30-35

122/81

123/82

36-39

123/82

124/83

40-45

124/83

125/83

46-49

126/84

127/84

50-55

129/85

128/85

56-59

130/86

131/87

60 +

134/84

135/88

It is important to consult your doctor if your blood pressure seems abnormal and unhealthy. High and low blood pressures are not good for human health and may cause severe risks. Make it a routine to eat healthy and exercise. Your consistency will not only give you quick results but also a better lifestyle.

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