What is normal blood pressure level? What do your bp readings mean?
Now you may know 120/80 mm Hg is the ideal reading. However, there are various factors that affect the average numbers one should own. For example, age. The normal blood pressure values for children and elderly are not the same.
On the other hand, the blood pressure for pregnant women may fluctuate. But the average level is more or less the same as any adult’s readings. Doctor may determine it as hypertension when the bp result is 140/90 mm Hg or higher.
Blood Pressure Reading Chart
Below is a blood pressure reading chart for you.
*Remember that the larger figure in your reading represents the systolic value; the smaller figure represents your diastolic value. Systolic is the measurement of pressure when the heart is beating. Diastolic is the measurement of pressure when the heart is resting.
Blood Pressure Chart By Age
Understanding blood pressure readings is important. This is a reference for you regarding the normal blood pressure level for 1 month infant to 64 years old elderly.
Tips to get accurate blood pressure readings
You can take your blood pressure at anytime. The following tips will give you more accurate results:
- Use the restroom beforehand.
- Wait at least half an hour after having consumed caffeine, alcohol, medicine, or herbal remedies.
- Rest and relax for around 4 minutes beforehand (sitting or lying down).
- Follow the correct process of taking your blood pressure, based on the type of device you’re using (digital blood pressure monitor or manual blood pressure methods).