Blood Pressure Chart

Blood pressure reading includes systolic and diastolic pressure values. Systolic blood pressure is the peak pressure, when the heart contracts while pumping blood. Diastolic blood pressure is the drop in pressure, when the heart is at rest between beats.

Often blood pressure is noted as the systolic number above or before the diastolic, such as 120/80 mmHg. (The mmHg is millimeters of mercury, the unit to measure pressure.)

Age related healthy blood pressure range.

Blood pressure chart

It is natural that aging loses the elasticity of the arteries as well as increases nutrient requirement, thus blood pressure rises with age. Below is the blood pressure chart to explain blood pressure in-relation to the age.

We came to know from medical studies that the thump rule for the systolic number is 100 plus your age for men (100 plus age minus 10 for female).

Blood pressure level chart in mmHg

Hypertension stages

When systolic and diastolic blood pressures fall under different categories, you should use the higher category to classify blood pressure levels. For example, 150/79 mmHg would be stage 1 hypertension.

In addition, you can consider hypertension:

  • If your systolic number is 140 or more, you may have hypertension, regardless of your diastolic number.
  • If your diastolic number is 90 or more, you may have hypertension, regardless of your systolic number.