As we all know blood pressure is the force that the blood exerts inside the arteries. A certain amount of pressure is required to keep the blood flowing throughout the body. When you run or walk fast the heart will beat faster and the blood pressure will rise. This is normal and is good training for your heart. However, if your blood pressure is always high, then the lining of the blood vessels can be damaged. If you smoke or have high cholesterol, the damage to blood vessels may be increased. In this article, we get knowledge about Blood pressure by age.
When the blood pressure is high, the heart has to work much harder to pump the blood around the body.
Usually, there is no definite cause. However, in a small percent, kidney disease or abnormal production of hormones from the adrenal glands above the kidney may cause high blood pressure. Occasionally some medicines used to treat ulcers, arthritis or depression may cause a rise in blood pressure. High blood pressure is more common as we get older and it tends to run in families.
Blood pressure by age
|1 – 2||80/34 – 120/75||83/38 – 117/76|
High blood pressure is common. In Ireland, about 1 in 7 adults has high blood pressure. Usually, you don’t know you have it. Sometimes high blood pressure causes a headache or a nosebleed. The only way to find out if you have high blood pressure is to have a check-up with your doctor.
A few reading will be needed because it’s normal for the blood pressure to vary from time throughout the day. Other factors such as exercise or emotion may also influence blood pressure levels. Systolic pressure (130) is the pressure when the beat or contraction of the heart forces the blood around the body. & Diastolic pressure (80) is the lowest pressure, which occurs between the heartbeats when the heart is resting.