03-13-2011, 04:20 PM
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Join Date: Feb 2010
| | Re: Rethinking ‘Normal’ Blood Pressure
Originally Posted by jtmoy19607
it raises my BP thinnking about this...my mother naturally has a low BP as I think most women do...so when hers is 120/80 it is high for her. This is what the medical profession doesn't seem to get
Most females do have lower blood pressure at a younger age, than it is about equal in middle age, however in older age females do have higher blood pressure than males.
In pertinence to you stating 120/80 is a higher blood pressure for your mother compared to lower readings she usually has, 120/80 still isn't much of a concern in regards to renal damage, left ventricular hypertrophy, retinopathy, aneurysm development, hypertensive cardiomyopathy, etc. or for being a significant risk factor to myocardial infarction, cerebral vascular accident, or heart failure, like hypertensive numbers are ( >139 systolic OR >89 diastolic).