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Average Blood Pressure By Age

average blood pressure by age

The average blood pressure by age does not reveal any unusual trends.  Many people still live happily and enjoy good health. Those who suffer from high blood pressure may still be in their prime. The good news is that you can lower your risk of heart disease and stroke by following a few simple steps.

The first step is to measure your blood pressure. Using a cuff, you should place it about 1 inch above the elbow on the left arm. Once the cuff is positioned correctly, you’ll notice a number of symbols flashing for two seconds. After that, pump the bulb on the cuff with the opposite hand until it shows thirty mmHg higher than the expected top pressure.

As we age, our blood vessels become stiff and can no longer relax as easily as they once did. As a result, they can become more susceptible to plaque buildup, which raises the blood pressure. Blood pressure that is above 120/80 mmHg is considered high. People with high blood pressure are at a higher risk for heart disease and stroke, and it’s best to monitor it regularly.

Interestingly, women under age 75 were less likely to develop overall hypertension than women 85 and older. However, women aged 85 and older were more likely to have higher levels of both SBP and PP than younger women.

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