is it normal in person aging 70 year old and his blood pressure over 140/80 mmHg?

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he is not diabetic or complaining of any chronic diseases.

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  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    quite common at that age, but keep an eye on it

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  • 1 month ago

    Anything below 150 and 90 is okay. Mine is probably higher than that.

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  • Physiology changes are part of the aging process & atherosclerosis is often part of those changes, regardless of how healthy the life style might be. Atherosclerosis could account for both the higher than 120 systolic pressure & also the wider than normal difference between the systolic & diastolic pressures (which is also known as pulse pressure).

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      1 month agoReport

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  • 1 month ago

    Certainly can be

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  • In
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    That is on the border between stage 1 and stage 2 hypertension and should be treated immediately.

  • Tavy
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    That is an average reading for that age in the U.K. mine is the same and I get it checked regularly.

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  • It's common. People over 70 have an increased risk of heart attack or stroke and high blood pressure also increases that risk. How blood pressure is measured is an important factor and older people are more prone to "white coat syndrome" where readings are high because of the stress of visiting the doctor's office. A more reliable reading may be taken at home when the individual is fully relaxed.

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