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2nd May 2022

Understanding Normal Blood Pressure (Systolic, Diastolic)

What Is Normal BP? 

Do you feel dizzy and lightheaded after waking up, have problems viewing things due to blurred vision, or sometimes your nose bleeds, or you go through constant headaches and blackouts? If that’s the case, you might be dealing with abnormal blood pressure (BP). Trust us, and please don’t ignore these signs. Our body shows certain signs or symptoms when something is not right internally or externally in the body. If you are experiencing any of the above-mentioned symptoms, it’s wise to analyze your body and consult a doctor.  

Blood pressure (BP) is the pressure of blood circulation from the heart to the entire body. The Average blood pressure differs for different sex, and it tends to rise with age. You need to understand how blood pressure affects your health and how to combat those challenges. According to the American Heart Association, normal blood pressure for adults (ages 20 and older) is less than 120/80 mm Hg. 

Normal BP Range For Women 

Do you know high blood pressure is sometimes referred to as a ‘silent condition’ in women? Women dealing with high blood pressure may not experience any high BP symptoms whatsoever, which is why the name ‘silent condition’. Often time’s symptoms don’t appear until the condition has become severe or when the elevated blood pressure has damaged the blood vessels to break. These symptoms include red spots in front of the eyes, dizziness, and skin flushing. Women aged 21-25 have the lowest normal diastolic reading (115.5-70.5), while women aged 31-35 have the lowest normal systolic reading (110.5/72.5). The age group with the highest normal blood pressure reading in women is between ages 56 and 60 (132.5/78.5). 

 Normal Bp Range For Men 

The average BP range for men varies by age group. The age group with the lowest normal blood pressure reading in men is 31-35 years (114.5/75.5). The age group with the highest normal blood pressure level reading in men is 61-65 years (143.5/76.5).  

Here are a few healthy tips for keeping your blood pressure in the normal range:- 

  • Exercise, exercise, and exercise 
  • Lose excess weight 
  • Incorporate a healthy diet 
  • Revise your salt intake  
  • Ditch smoking and put a brake on alcohol consumption  
  • Always have a nutritious breakfast  

Blood Pressure Stages 

Blood pressure for adults is divided into stages. At each stage, there is a greater risk to your health and body. These stages vary from normal, elevated to high blood pressure conditions. A hypertensive crisis, which is measured at 180/120, is a sharp increase in blood pressure that may cause a stroke. 

Stages of High Blood Pressure:  

 Range of Systolic blood pressure Range of Diastolic blood pressure 
Elevated 120-129 mm Hg Less than 80 
Stage 1 Hypertension 130-139 mm Hg 80-89 mm Hg 
Stage 2 Hypertension 140 mm Hg and up 90 mm Hg and up 
Hypertensive crisis 180 mm Hg and up 120 mm Hg and up 

Blood Pressure Chart By Age, Gender, And Height 

Blood pressure by age and gender 

Age Men Women 
18-39 years  119/70 mm Hg 110/68 mm Hg 
40-59 years  124/77 mm Hg 122/74 mm Hg 
60+ years  133/69 mm Hg 139/68 mm Hg 

Blood pressure chart by age and height 

BP Chart by height for females 

Height Low Target High 
4’10” 100 115 131 
4’11” 101 117 134 
5’0” 103 120 137 
5’1” 105 122 140 
5’2” 108 125 144 
5’3” 111 128 148 
5’4” 114 133 152 
5’5” 117 136 156 
5’6” 120 140 160 
5’7” 123 143 164 
5’8” 126 146 167 
5’9” 129 150 170 
5’10” 132 153 173 
5’11” 135 156 176 
6’0” 138 159 179 

BP Pressure chart by height for male   

Height Low Target High 
5’1” 123 134 145 
5’2” 125 137 148 
5’3” 127 139 151 
5’4” 129 142 155 
5’5” 131 145 159 
5’6” 133 148 163 
5’7” 135 151 167 
5’8” 137 154 171 
5’9” 139 157 175 
5’10” 141 160 179 
5’11” 144 164 183 
6’0” 147 167 187 
6’1” 150 171 192 
6’2” 153 175 197 
6’3” 157 179 202 

Low Blood Pressure Range 

With lack of concentration, fatigue, nausea, blurred vision, fainting, and dizziness as symptoms, low blood pressure is caused by heat exhaustion, liver disease, heart failure, excessive medications, pregnancy, or hormonal problems such as under-active thyroid, diabetes, and hypoglycemia. Low blood pressure does not require treatment, although instilling some healthy habits in your day-to-day activities can keep your blood pressure level in normal parameters: 

  • Drinking more fluids.  
  • Taking blood pressure-raising medicines. 
  • Changing your standing/sitting habits.  
  • Consuming a balanced diet.

Blood pressure (Systolic & Diastolic) chart by age 

Age  Minimum (Systolic/Diastolic) Normal (Systolic/Diastolic) Maximum 



1 to 12 months  75/50 90/60 100/75 
1 to 5 years  80/55 95/65 110/79 
6 to 13 years  90/60 105/70 115/80 
14 to 19 years  105/73 117/77 120/81 
20 to 24 years  108/75 120/79 132/83 
25 to 29 years  109/76 121/80 133/84 
30 to 34 years  110/77 122/81 134/85 
35 to 39 years  111/78 123/82 135/86 
40 to 44 years  112/79 125/83 137/87 
45 to 49 years  115/80 127/84 139/88 
50 to 54 years  116/81 129/85 142/89 
55 to 59 years  118/82 131/86 144/90 
60 to 64 years  121/83 134/87 147/91 

Diastolic Blood Pressure Range  

The heart rests between beats, so it can be reloaded with blood, this pause in between beats for the refilling of blood is known as “Diastole”. A normal diastolic blood pressure range during quiet rest is 80 mmHg or a little below. If you have high blood pressure, the diastolic number is often higher even during quiet rest. A Low diastolic pressure range may be detected with dehydration or with severe bleeding. 

Typical diastolic BP range: 

Blood Pressure Category  Diastolic pressure range mmHg 
Normal  Less than 80 
Elevated  Less than 80 
High blood pressure  80-89 
High blood pressure  90 or higher  
Hypertensive crisis  Higher than 120 

What are the natural ways to reduce high blood pressure?

These are some natural ways to bring down your high blood pressure-

  • Walk and exercise regularly.
  • Reduce the intake of sodium in your diet.
  • Drink less alcohol.
  • If you’re a sweet tooth, this remedy will be your favourite – eat dark chocolate and cocoa.
  • Eat calcium-rich food like dairy, leafy greens and beans.
  • Cut back on caffeine intake.
  • Taking natural supplements like aged garlic extract, fish oil, whey protein, berberine, and hibiscus can instantly lower your high blood pressure.
  • Eat magnesium-rich foods like legumes and whole grains.
  • Meditation and deep breathing can activate the parasympathetic nervous system, which helps slow your heart rate and ultimately lowers your blood pressure level.
  • Eating berries lowers your blood pressure and the risk of heart diseases.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Q.1) Is 140 over 70 a good blood pressure?  

A blood pressure of 140/70 mmHg indicates stage 1 Hypertension. Hypertension is the most hazardous symptom, it increases your risk of life-threatening harm such as stroke and heart attacks. Blood pressure in this range may also damage the kidneys and heart and affect particularly those people who already have chronic medical problems, distressing these organs.

Q.2) What is normal blood pressure by age for females?

The normal blood pressure range of women aged 18-39 years is 110/68 mm Hg.

Q.3) What is the low BP range?  

If the blood pressure reading is lower than 90 millimeters of mercury (mm Hg) for the highest number (systolic) or 60 mm Hg for the lowest number (diastolic) is generally considered to be a low blood pressure range.

Q.4) What is the ideal range of blood pressure?  

The ideal BP range is considered to be between 90/60mmHg and 120/80mmHg. The highest BP level is considered to be 140/90mmHg or higher. A low BP level is considered to be 90/60mmHg or lower.

Q.5) What is the blood pressure of a healthy person?  

A normal blood pressure level is less than 120/80 mmHg. No matter your age, you should incorporate a healthy lifestyle and a healthy diet to keep your blood pressure in the normal range.

Q.6) What are normal and abnormal values of blood pressure?

Normal blood pressure is systolic of less than 120 and diastolic of less than 80 (120/80). However, elevated blood pressure values are systolic of 120 – 129 and diastolic less than 80.