I opened a desk drawer and it looked like Fibber MaGee's closet (If you're under 60, you won't get that remark). I began tossing out stuff and came upon a blood pressure apparatus that I hadn't used in a long time. I put it on my arm (batteries still good) and this was my reading. I'm adding the chart of normal by age BP readings. All my life I've had low BP so I think I'm still low or else I'm already dead. Perhaps some of you medical people know what mine means as I know nothing about allopathic medicine. I just turned 81 but the BP chart only goes to 64. Maybe just outliving charts is good? hummm, scratching my head.... "I just don't know........"
Chart of Normal Blood Pressure Readings by Age
Age 25-29 Minimum 109 (systolic) 76 (diastolic)/ Max. 133-84
Age 30-34 Minimum 110 (systolic) 77 (diastolic)/ Max. 134-85
Age 35-39 Minimum 111 (systolic) 78 (diastolic)/ Max. 135-86
Age 40-44 Minimum 112 (systolic) 79 (diastolic)/Max. 137-87
Age 45-49 Minimum 115 (systolic) 80 (diastolic)/Max. 139-88
Age 50-54 Minimum 116 (systolic) 81 (diastolic)/Max. 142-89
Age 55-59 Minimum 118 (systolic) 82 (diastolic)/Max. 144-90
Age 60-64 Minimum 121 (systolic) 83 (diastolic)/Max. 147-91
If you own a BP apparatus, you most likely already understand these numbers. Even though I have the little thingy that goes on my arm, I don't understand what the numbers mean. In another article, I read that the large number should be one hundred plus your age. For me that would be 181. Sounds high compared to the reading I got of 110, doesn't it? Good luck.