A blood pressure reading of less than 120 mmHg systolic and 80 mmHg diastolic is normal for a 67-year-old woman, according to the National Institute on Aging. Blood pressure measuring at 140/90 or above, however, falls into the high category.Know More
Adults are at risk of developing isolated systolic hypertension, according to the National Institute on Aging. This type of high blood pressure occurs when systolic pressure is 140 or higher, but diastolic pressure is less than 90.
High blood pressure is a common condition for older adults. According to NIH Senior Health, over 50 percent of American adults over 60 years old have high blood pressure. Physicians treat high blood pressure with medication and lifestyle changes.Learn more about Medical Ranges & Levels
High systolic blood pressure can be lowered by eating a healthy diet, reducing sodium intake, exercising frequently and losing weight, according to Ask Doctor K. People who do not see changes to their systolic blood pressure through these methods may require a prescription medication to get their numbers into a healthy range.Full Answer >
For a 32-year old adult, a blood pressure of 97 over 60 is normal, according to Mayo Clinic. For all adults, normal blood pressure means the top, or systolic, number is under 120, and the bottom, or diastolic, number is under 80.Full Answer >
While a blood pressure of 120/80 is normal for people over 18, for those under age 18, normal is based on a percentile rating for the teen's age, height and gender, according to KidsHealth. A blood pressure above the 90th percentile is out of the normal range.Full Answer >
It is normal for blood pressure to increase with age, says the National Institute on Aging. The main artery of the heart thickens and becomes stiffer as individuals age, which makes the heart work harder and increases blood pressure, explains the U.S. National Library of Medicine.Full Answer >