Blood pressure also referred to as arterial pressure, is the pressure exerted by circulating blood upon the walls of blood vessels, and is one of the principal vital signs. (As quoted by Wikipedia). Blood Pressure is measured in systolic and diastolic form. Blood pressure can be different at various times and in various people. The normal blood pressure is 120/80 mmHg.
Here's our ready reckoner for the normal blood pressure levels for everyone from teens to octogenarians.
Dr. K.M. Sunesara – General Physician, Mumbai, shares blood pressure level chart that every adult can refer to while checking their blood pressures.
|15 – 19 years
|20 – 24 years
|25 – 29 years
|30 – 34 years
|35 – 39 years
|40 – 44 years
|45 – 49 years
|50 – 54 years
|55 – 59 years
|60 – 64 years
The first number in the blood pressure reading is the systolic pressure and the second one is the diastolic pressure. A person should aim to attain an average blood pressure, to lead a healthy life.
Dr. Sunesara says - "ideally a person should aim to have blood pressure below 120 over 80 i.e. (120/80). In order to achieve an optimal blood pressure level, one should adopt healthy choices like ditching the salt, including physical exercise and having a healthy diet
Besides, the other healthy choices, one should also avoid stress, reduce saturated fat intake, increase potassium and fibre
intake and check your blood pressure at regular intervals.
Dr. Sunesara also recommends that one should check their blood pressure at least once every two years by a trained healthcare expert. This will help you to know if you have high blood pressure or normal blood pressure.
Moreover, if your recent blood pressure readings were normal, never take it for granted, as blood pressure symptoms don't show all the time, and it is rightly referred to as the ‘silent killer’. Lastly, push yourself away from the computer, television, get active and kick off all the bad habits from your life.
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