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  • Q&A with Australian Health Practitioners

    What is a normal blood pressure?

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    Angela Peris

    Registered Nurse

    I am passionate about helping people with Health and Wellbeing - with extensive knowledge and skills on cardiology and critical care nursing I have published … View Profile

    Blood pressure fluctuates according to your environment and your situation. When you are in a stressful situation, your blood pressure may be high. When you are relaxed and calm, it will be normal.
    Normal blood pressure in general is
       Systolic blood pressure (which is the top reading) 110 -145 mmHg
       Diatolic blood pressure (which is the lower reading) 75 - 95 mmHg

    Normal blood pressure also depends on the person's age and the body size.
    You may get a young slim girl, whose blood pressure is 105/65 (and still be normal for her).

    Therefore your blood pressure can be different.

    What I would say - it you are not showing any signs of feeling faint, dizzy or light headed with a lower reading or having headaches and feeling nauseas with higher reading then it is ok. Unless the reading are consistantly too low or too high. - youi may need to seek medical advice.

    Hopen this answers your question.

  • andreafpurcell

    HealthShare Member

    GO TO YOUR DOCTOR sooner than later.  Blood pressure is not something to wait and see.  Get PROPER medical advice.  High blood pressure is one of our silent killers here in Australia and can have absolute NO SYMPTOMS.   Go, make that appointment.

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    Dr Alistair Begg

    Cardiologist (Heart Specialist)

    Dr Alistair Begg is a Cardiologist with 15 years experience in private practice.He is actively involved in Cardiac Rehabilitation and patient education including a number … View Profile

    Normal blood pressure is less than 120/80 mm Hg. A blood pressure in the range of 120-139 systolic and 80-89 diastolic is classified as high normal blood pressure. Grade 1, or mild hypertension,is diagnosed where the range falls between 140-159 systolic and 90-99 diastolic. A Grade 2, or moderate hypertension,is diagnosed where the reading is between 160-179 systolic and 100-109 diastolic. A blood pressure of greater than 180/110 is classified as Grade 3, or severe hypertension.

  • Chemist Warehouse

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    80 / 120

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