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79 years old, blood pressure 149 over 72. Is this ok?

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I am a male 79 years old my blood pressure is 149 over 72 is this ok
Posted Sun, 23 Dec 2012 in General Health
 
 
Answered by Dr. Sudhir Kumar 2 hours later
Hi,

Thank you for posting your query.

Your blood pressure of 149 over 72 is perfectly ok at your age.

The normal systolic (upper one) blood pressure is AGE + 100 and the normal diastolic (lower one) blood pressure is less than 90.

So, your BP is well within normal limits.

Best wishes,
Dr Sudhir Kumar MD DM
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