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What is the normal blood pressure for a 72 year old?

what is the normal blood pressure for a 72 year old man at 175 lbs and 5' 11" and in good health I want to know what a normal blood pressure is for me. I am a male 72 years old, 175 lbs. 5 11 tall and in good health, I do not take any medication for blood pressure and never have. I go to a chiropractor once a week.
Sat, 23 Apr 2011
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General & Family Physician 's  Response
Hi;
welcome to HealthcareMagic
The normal blood pressure for any person is 120/80 mmHg .As for another method some people calculate is a person can have his systolic(upper) BP of 90+the age of a person can be max.And for diastolic(lower ) it is 80;anything above 80 is increased BP.So if you have a BP within 160/80 without any symptom even that is normal for you.
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ENT Specialist Dr. Naveen Kumar's  Response
Hi Janney,

Welcome to HealthcareMagic Forum,
The normal adult blood pressure is usually 120/80 mm/Hg, it varies according to the condition and the age. At your age the blood pressure can be considered normal, up to 140/90mm/Hg. Please unless indicated and not mentioned by your physician please do not take any medicines.
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Dr. Naveen Kumar
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