Blood Pressure Ranges

Blood pressure ranges are not necessarily the same for persons in all countries of the world. Many different factors should be taken into account to determine a healthy blood pressure, and this can include age, race health and gender etc.

However blood pressure ranges are important parameters used in the diagnosis of a variety of diseases. In general, in healthy people, the systolic pressure should be no higher than 130 mm of Hg and the diastolic pressure should be approximately 80 mm of Hg.

There may be variations in the blood pressure ranges and of course they vary from person to person dependent on the above factors. However 120/80 is considered to be a text book classic blood pressure of an average person.

At certain times blood pressure ranges may not be given as much emphasis, this is because experienced medical experts are aware of the fact that raised blood pressure ranges encountered in some patients may be due to excitement or other similar reasons. Therefore before starting any treatment, the patient in relation to their blood pressure should be carefully examined so it can be established whether the increase or decrease of their blood pressure from the normally reported blood pressure ranges is due to pathological or physiological causes.

A systolic blood pressure ranging from 140 mm of mercury to 159 mm of mercury, along with a diastolic blood pressure ranging from 90 mm of mercury to 99 mm of mercury is known as stage one high blood pressure. Similarly, the systolic blood pressure of 160 or values higher than this, along with a diastolic blood pressure of 100 or values higher than this is called a stage two high blood pressure.

The higher end of the blood pressure ranges in a healthy person is normally expected not to go beyond a systolic pressure of125 mm of mercury. Systolic pressure is a significant measurement which reveals the compression capacity of cardiac tissues in a persons body coupled with the free flow of blood in their arterioles and arteries.

Similarly, in a healthy individual the lower end of the blood pressure range is expected not to increase beyond 80 mm of mercury. Persistent low diastolic blood pressure ranges in between the values of 85 and 90 may warrant immediate medical intervention by means of the prescribing of suitable anti hypertensive drugs. This is even more important if this condition is linked with symptoms pertaining to cardio-vascular disorders such as feelings of intense pain in the body, increased sweating or with symptoms related to the end organ damage in body.