What Is the Average Blood Pressure Reading for a Healthy Adult?

Answer The average blood pressure reading for a healthy adult is less than 120 mm Hg systolic and 80 mm Hg diastolic pressure. As the adult advances in age, his or her blood vessels tend to constrict, cau... Read More »

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What does a systolic blood pressure reading of 148 and diastolic reading of 55 mean in an elderly patient?

Your grandma's blood pressure reading is 148/55 mmHg. She has got stage 1 hypertension (Isolated systolic hypertension). Isolated systolic hypertension is defined as a systolic pressure that is abo... Read More »

What is too low for a blood pressure reading?

Blood pressure is measured by two values: a high value, or systolic pressure, and a low value, or diastolic pressure. A systolic pressure below 90 may be too low. Likewise, a diastolic pressure bel... Read More »

What is a high blood pressure reading?

Average, otherwise healthy adults are considered to have high blood pressure if their systolic blood pressure (top number) is higher than 140 or their diastolic blood pressure (bottom number) is ab... Read More »