Blood Pressure Chart

Written by Dr. Mary

Blood Pressure Chart by Age

The blood pressure chart, as time goes by, changes or is a dynamic tool in the medical science. The blood pressure is identified accordingly by systolic over diastolic levels. The systolic represents the maximum blood pressure while the diastolic is the minimum pressure being acquired after taking one’s BP. The chart below is a blood pressure chart according to age:


Age Minimum Average Max
15 to 19 years old 105/73 mmHG 117/77 mmHG 120/81 mmHG
20 to 24 years old 108/75 mmHG 120/79 mmHG 132/83 mmHG
25 to 29 years old 109/76 mmHG 121/80 mmHG 133/84 mmHG
30 to 34 years old 110/77 mmHG 122/81 mmHG 134/85 mmHG
35 to 39 years old 111/78 mmHG 123/82 mmHG 135/86 mmHG
40 to 44 years 112/79 mmHG 125/83 mmHG 137/87 mmHG
45 to 49 years old 115/80 mmHG 127/84 mmHG 139/88 mmHG
50 to 54 years old 116/81 mmHG 129/85 mmHG 142/89 mmHG
55 to 59 years old 118/82 mmHG 131/86 mmHG 144/90 mmHG
60 to 64 years old 121/83 mmHG 134/87 mmHG 147/91 mmHG

The chart above that presents the minimum, average and maximum blood pressure readings according to age was provided by the Disabled-World online. The chart provides significant referrals for blood pressure readings according to age. With this chart, one can refer easily what their corresponding normal blood pressure readings should be.

But one should take note; a blood pressure reading basically depends on the person’s activity, diet and emotional state upon acquisition. There are several factors that influence the readings. But the chart above will just suffice guidance for the normal blood pressure readings according to age. Below is another chart that provides normal blood pressure readings according to age from newborns till a person comes of age:

Age Blood Pressure (mmHg)
Newborn Up to 70/45
5 years old Up to 115/75
6 to 12 years Up to 125/80
13 to 15 years Up to 126/78
16 to 18 years Up to 132/82
Over 18 years <120/80

 

The second chart is another representation of the normal blood pressure according to age. The source of this chart is Fundamentals of Nursing: Standards and Practice Third Edition book. The book provides the essential physical assessment records and the normal ranges or results of each accordingly. Back to the chart, it basically shows that the adults should not reach up to more than 120/80 mmHg, as this may already indicate as the borderline for the normal blood pressure.

What Is Normal Blood Pressure?

The normal blood pressure is below 120 over 80 mmHg. This blood pressure result should be maintained accordingly for above those numbers would indicate for hypertension or a prehypertension stage. A person shall only be diagnosed with such condition if two blood pressure readings say so.

Those two readings should not be taken at the same day but should be from two different appointments. But since there are several factors that influence a BP reading, one should take note that activity prior to taking the BP should not be straining, such as running, climbing the stairs and sport events.

Because this is a great factor in increasing one’s blood pressure. Smoking and ingesting caffeinated drinks prior to taking the blood pressure would also trigger for an increase in the reading or alteration. Another factor for the normal blood pressure is heredity. There are just some certain people who have a family history of increased BPs and that it is passed down to a person and to another.

Blood Pressure Calculator

The blood pressure calculator is a calculating device that would help diagnose a person’s health condition regarding their blood pressure readings, specific age and sex. After taking the blood pressure, using a sphygmomanometer and stethoscope (usual procedure), a person can be diagnosed readily of his or current condition if the patient’s sex and age are also provided. This may not be entirely reliable for this may need further examinations and as well as the doctor’s advice.

Blood Pressure Range – Normal Blood Pressure Range

The normal blood pressure range in our time is a systolic reading of 120 mmHg and a diastolic reading of 80 mmHG to 110/75 mmHg. A reading slightly above 120/80 mmHg would indicated borderline hypertension while slightly below 110/75 mmHg would also indicate borderline hypotension. One can note that the person is suffering from high blood pressure if he or she has a blood pressure of 130/85 and above. A patient is suffering from hypotension when he or she has a blood pressure reading below 110/75 mmHg.

In hypertension, there are four stages noted. A person shall be diagnosed with Stage 4 Hypertension (most alarming stage) when the blood pressure reading is more than or equal to 210/120 mmHg. Stage 3 hypertension denotes ≥ 180/110 mmHg but not exceeding the fourth stage. Stage 2 hypertension is ≥ 160/100 mmHg. Finally, stage 1 provides us ≥ 140/90 mmHg readings. These readings should not be taken lightly for this condition is alarming.

Hypotension may seem sound harmless but it can mean a lot of things. It may be even more alarming than high blood pressure for this may indicate for shock or blood loss. It is noted borderline when a person has a blood pressure of 90/60 mmHg. It is considered too low when the reading shows 60/40 mmHg. While the next reading is most alarming for it shall denote impending death; 50/33 mmHg is a dangerous indicator of low blood pressure.

Blood Pressure ChartChart 1 : Blood Pressure Chart

Chart source : Healthhype.com

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