Normal blood pressure—systolic < 120 mmHg and diastolic < 80 mm Hg. Pre-hypertension—systolic 120-139 mmHg or diastolic 80-89 mmHg. Stage 1 hypertension—systolic 140-159 mmHg or diastolic 90-99 mmHg. Stage 2 hypertension—systolic ≥160 or diastolic ≥100 mmHg.
|Age Category||Age Range||Systolic Blood Pressure|
|School Age||7-14 years||79-115|
The most common causes of low blood pressure in a child include: Anaphylaxis (life-threatening) allergic reaction. Arrhythmia (abnormal heart rhythm) Certain medications, including painkillers and anti-anxiety medicines.
Typical normal resting heart rate ranges are: babies (birth to 3 months of age): 100–150 beats per minute. kids 1–3 years old: 70–110 beats per minute. kids by age 12: 55–85 beats per minute.
Normal Results Children 1 to 2 years old: 80 to 130 beats per minute. Children 3 to 4 years old: 80 to 120 beats per minute. Children 5 to 6 years old: 75 to 115 beats per minute. Children 7 to 9 years old: 70 to 110 beats per minute.
High and Low Blood Pressure The generally accepted standard for “normal” blood pressure is 90/60 to less than120/80. If your blood pressure is consistently lower than 90/60, you have low blood pressure. Blood pressure between 120/80 and 140/90 is still considered normal.
Normal pressure is 120/80 or lower. Your blood pressure is considered high (stage 1) if it reads 130/80. Stage 2 high blood pressure is 140/90 or higher. If you get a blood pressure reading of 180/110 or higher more than once, seek medical treatment right away.
They’re both measured in millimetres of mercury (mmHg). As a general guide: high blood pressure is considered to be 140/90mmHg or higher (or 150/90mmHg or higher if you’re over the age of 80) ideal blood pressure is usually considered to be between 90/60mmHg and 120/80mmHg.
|Age Group||Respiratory Rate||Heart Rate|
|Toddler (1-3 yrs.)||20 – 30||80 – 130|
|Preschooler (3-5 yrs.)||20 – 30||80 – 120|
|School Age (6-12 yrs.)||20 – 30||70 – 110|
|Adolescent (13+ yrs.)||12 – 20||55 – 105|
If your blood pressure is 120/80 millimeters of mercury (mm Hg) or lower, it’s considered normal. Generally, if the blood pressure reading is under 90/60 mm Hg, it is abnormally low and is referred to as hypotension.
Low blood pressure is a reading of less than 90/60mmHg. It does not always cause symptoms, but you may need treatment if it does.
As a general guide, the ideal blood pressure for a young, healthy adult is between 90/60 and 120/80. If you have a reading of 140/90, or more, you have high blood pressure (hypertension). This puts you at greater risk of serious health conditions, such as strokes or heart attacks.
Normal: Less than 120/80. Elevated: Systolic between 120-129 and diastolic less than 80. Stage 1 hypertension: Systolic between 130-139 or diastolic between 80-89.
Blood pressure readings above 180/120 mmHg are considered stroke-level, dangerously high and require immediate medical attention.
Normal blood pressure is below 120/80. Hypertension stage 1 is 130-139 or 80-89 mm Hg, and hypertension stage 2 is 140 or higher, or 90 mm Hg or higher.
Anxiety doesn’t cause long-term high blood pressure (hypertension). But episodes of anxiety can cause dramatic, temporary spikes in your blood pressure.
Generally, normal blood pressure is less than 140/90 when it’s taken in a doctor’s office. If you monitor your blood pressure at home, normal is a little lower at 135/85. Visiting a doctor may be a bit stressful for some people, and stress can sometimes raise blood pressure.
Anxiety can cause a wide range of physical symptoms, including an increase in blood pressure levels. Although anxiety isn’t linked to chronic high blood pressure, both short-term and chronic anxiety may cause your blood pressure to spike.
Continuous blood pressure readings between 160/110 and 180/110 indicate Stage II hypertension. Stage II Hypertension is a cause for concern as it can lead to heart attacks and strokes.
Healthy blood pressure is less than 120/80. Prehypertension is a systolic pressure of 120 to 139 or a diastolic pressure of 80 to 89. Stage-1 high blood pressure ranges from a systolic pressure of 140 to 159 or a diastolic pressure of 90 to 99. Stage-2 high blood pressure is over 160/100.
For most people, blood pressure readings should be lower than 140/90 mmHg when measured in the doctor’s office. At home, your blood pressure should generally be below 135/85 mmHg.
Hypotension is commonly defined as a blood pressure less than 100/60 (pressure between 100/60 and 120/80 is considered optimal). For most people, living with low blood pressure is not an issue. In fact, studies show that the lower your blood pressure, the lower your risk of cardiovascular disease.
Dehydration can sometimes cause blood pressure to drop. However, dehydration does not always cause low blood pressure. Fever, vomiting, severe diarrhea, overuse of diuretics and strenuous exercise can all lead to dehydration, a potentially serious condition in which your body loses more water than you take in.
The lower number indicates how much pressure the blood is exerting against artery walls while the heart is at rest between beats. When an individual is approaching death, the systolic blood pressure will typically drop below 95mm Hg.
You can take your child’s BP at home with a digital BP monitor. Read the instructions that came with the BP monitor. The monitor comes with an adjustable cuff. Ask your child’s healthcare provider if your child’s cuff is the correct size.
Low blood pressure has many different causes including: Emotional stress, fear, insecurity or pain (the most common causes of fainting) Dehydration, which reduces blood volume. The body’s reaction to heat, which is to shunt blood into the vessels of the skin, leading to dehydration.
According to the guidelines, the new normal blood pressure for seniors (and everyone else) is less than 120/80. Blood pressure is generally considered too low if it dips below 90/60.
A diastolic blood pressure (DBP) of somewhere between 60 and 90 mm Hg is good in older people. Once your blood pressure reading plummets to below 60 mm Hg, you may faint. Studies have reported that very low DBP is associated with an increased risk of heart disease.