Do you know what your ideal blood pressure should be ?
Blood pressure is the force with which the heart pumps blood into the body and is recorded by two numbers. The higher of the numbers (systolic) indicates when the heart is pumping blood, while the lower (diastolic) is the resistance to blood flow in the blood vessels. It is well known that high and low blood pressure can cause health problems, but what about normal blood pressure?
What is the ideal blood pressure?
Blood pressure is calculated by one number “over” another: systolic pressure over diastolic pressure. You can calculate it with our blood pressure calculator.
The blood pressure monitor shows the measurement in millimeters of mercury, which means “mmHg.” The ideal blood pressure for each person will vary slightly, and may be related to age, ethnicity or potential or current health conditions.
The normal blood pressure range for adults is between 90/60mmHg and 120/80mmHg. This means that anything below 90/60mmHg represents low blood pressure (hypotension), while anything above 140/90mmHg indicates high blood pressure (hypertension), as this is the threshold at which a medical professional will actively monitor the blood pressure range.