Many people are not sure about the average blood pressure. The accepted
blood pressure levels have been changing for a while. Originally the
levels that were considered average for the systolic blood pressure
were 100 plus the age of the person.
Then it changed to 100 plus half the age of the person. Eventually they
started to use steady figures like 160/100 and also started to
lower the numbers until 120/80mmHg. This pressure is the maximum
accepted blood pressure for a healthy person. A blood pressure of
121/80mmHg is considered now to be a prehypertensive person. According
to doctors a prehypertensive person is a person that will likely
The average blood pressure that is preferred for anyone right now
should be something between 90/60mmHg to 119/79mmHg. As you can guess
the numbers will probably keep getting lower. Right now almost
everybody is considered to be a hypertensive person or at least a
prehypertensive one. One factor that not many doctors take into
consideration is the emotional.
One well known fact is that stress play a key role in our blood
A person that
is experiencing a difficult situation will have a higher reading than a
person that is completely relaxed. Doctors often
take a reading and as soon as they see a high number they start
prescribing medication to lower it when in fact it could be just an
emotional issue. Once the patient overcomes the situation and relax the
blood pressure will return to the normal levels.
This is the reason to avoid prescribing for the hypertension condition
unless several readings have been taken over a long period of time.
There are also some physical differences that merit some people having
a higher blood pressure than others while being healthy. Older people
will naturally have a higher pressure than someone 20 years younger
than them. As a person age the arteries will become stiffer giving a
In order to remain in the average blood pressure range you
walks to keep yourself healthy.
If you can manage to
be calmed under stressful situations your blood pressure will not
experience the high peaks produced by stress and your cardiovascular
system will remain more stable.
Keeping your pressure under control is
not a difficult task but you must keep an eye on it.
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