Blood Pressure Table for Children & Adults

Blood Pressure, Children, Resources

Blood pressure indicates the force of circulating blood in your vessels. The standard normal measurement for adults is 120/80 whereby:

  • 120 is the systolic pressure (blood pressure when the heart beats)
  • 80 is the diastolic pressure (blood pressure between heartbeats).

Blood pressure for Adults

Category Systolic (mmHg) Diastolic (mmHg)
Hypotension < 90 > 60
Normal 90 – 119 60- 79
Prehypertension 120 – 139 80- 89
Hypertension ≥ 140 ≥ 90

Blood pressure for Children

Age Systolic (mmHg) Diastolic (mmHg)
3 to 5 years old 104- 116 63- 74
6 to 9 years old 108- 121 71- 81
10 to 12 years old 114- 127 77 – 83

Note: It is also dependant on height and gender.

If anyone in your family happened to be suffering from hypotension (low blood pressure), hypertension (high blood pressure) and diabetes, please invest in a good blood pressure monitor. At my home, I bought the Omron blood pressure reader that comes with heart rate readings and memory. Fortunately a friend of mine opened a pharmacy so she sold it to me at a discount.

I would think that everyone should have an electronic blood pressure reader at home- especially since most city folks lead highly pressurized life. In our family, we use the Omron blood pressure reader as per below:

q? encoding=UTF8&MarketPlace=US&ASIN=B00KPQB2NS&ServiceVersion=20070822&ID=AsinImage&WS=1&Format= SL250 &tag=yinteing 20 - Blood Pressure Table for Children & Adultsir?t=yinteing 20&l=am2&o=1&a=B00KPQB2NS - Blood Pressure Table for Children & Adults

A number of my friends had normal BP when they first started working (as proven by the medical checkup when they first joined their companies). But 5 or 10 years down the line working on deadlines, huge projects, higher and higher deliverables (that of course comes with higher increment and bonus) gave them lots of stress. With the stress, unhealthy eating habits, no time to exercise, their chronically elevated high blood pressure eventually develop into high blood pressure that requires medication. Therefore, with a blood pressure reader at home, any abnormalities can be detected.

Another thing that you may want to take note of- some individuals may have their own range of optimal blood pressure. For example, 90/60 may be considered as low. But my mom’s blood pressure had always been 90/60 throughout her twenties- and she was active and healthy. When she was pregnant with me and diagnosed with papilledema and high intracranial pressure, the doctors was initially puzzled that her readings were 120/80, which falls under the normal range for adults. When my mom informed them that she used to have consist BP of 90/60, the doctors then realized that while 120/80 may be normal for most people, it was high for her. Therefore, the chart above is only a general guide.

Related Posts

Health problems from the stress of being managed out at work I read a viral post from Facebook that talked about a former COO (Chief Operating Officer) who shared the dirty going-ons in corporate life. When you are not liked by your boss, superiors or the management, instead of asking you to leave or offering you a severance package, what they would do is to make your life miserable so that you would resign ...
The Anatomy of a Smoker’s Body The following are a number of health problems arising from smoking: You can click on the picture to enlarge it: 1. Hair loss 2. Cancer of nose 3. Teeth decay 4. Cancer of the tongue 5. Emphysema 6. Cancer of the lungs 7. Cancer of the breast 8. Cancer of the kidney 9. Discoloured fingers 10. Buerger's disease 11. Erectile Dysfunction 12. Deforme...
Using antibiotics to treat infections in children increases the risk of recurren... For a long time, I have been very concerned with children taking antibiotics whenever they have fever, cough or flu/cold. Sometimes, it is hard to blame the parents- because a child having fever has to be monitored because fever than goes too high may cause brain damage. And most of the time, both parents are working, there are no one fully reliabl...
Reflexology Chart of Various Parts of the Feet Here are diagrams of the corresponding organs with the areas of the feet. I have taken these pictures from a healer in Thailand- you can enlarge the picture by clicking on to it. Each section on our feet- from the side, top to bottom corresponds to certain parts of our organs. Of course, sometimes pain and numbness in certain areas of our feet c...
Enjoyable Exercises You Can Do at Home Here are some enjoyable exercises- where it raises your heart rate, at the same time, it is enjoyable: Paula Abdul Hip Hop Cardio Dance Gospel Dance Aerobics Dance Aerobics (if you don't understand the language, just follow the movements) Aerobic Dance (learn to isolate body parts when dancing) Arabic Belly Dance Fat Burning: Part ...
Spread the love
  • 3
  • Marvella Kise

    Hello, maybe this is often off topic however anyway, i’ve been browsing around your web site and it appearance extremely really neat. I’m building a replacement site and struggling to create it look sensible, everytime i touch one thing i mess it up. How laborious was it to create your web site? Might somebody like me with no experience do it, and add family update pages while not wrecking it each time?

  • Marco Caplinger

    I’ve been searching for this exact information on this topic for a long time.  Bookmarked and recommended!

  • exercise machine

    This information is useful for my health and my heart

Leave a Comment

+ 4 = 13