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I am 68 years old. Is 144/70 too high. What should be the normal blood pressure?

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I am 68 years old and my blood pressure taken 1 week ago was 144/70. Is it too high?
what should be my normal blood pressure for my age?
Posted Sat, 1 Sep 2012 in Hypertension and Heart Disease
Answered by Dr. Pragnesh Vachharajani 43 minutes later

Thanks for posting your query.

No, your blood pressure is not too high.

For any age, in the absence of any other disease, the normal acceptable blood pressure reading is 140/80.

Occasional reading about this does not warrant any action.

Please do not worry. In case you have some problems like headache, giddiness etc. then keep regularly checking your blood pressure and seek medical attention in case of any problem.

I hope this helps.

Wishing you good health.



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Follow-up: I am 68 years old. Is 144/70 too high. What should be the normal blood pressure? 21 hours later
how do I increase the bottom figure from 70 to 80?


Answered by Dr. Pragnesh Vachharajani 3 hours later

Good to hear from you again.

70 is fine and acceptable.

Please do not worry.80 diastolic is upper limit.Means you should have your diastolic pressure should be below 80.

There are no lower limits,one can have it below 80.

There is no need to increase it to 80.

I hope this clarifies your concern.


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