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

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Dr. Sudhir Kumar


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Posted on Mon, 24 Dec 2012 in General Health
Question: I am a male 79 years old my blood pressure is 149 over 72 is this ok
Answered by Dr. Sudhir Kumar 2 hours later

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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