Each time a new body of research arises to suggest valid change, blood pressure guidelines are updated. In 2017, the American Heart Association adjusted the blood pressure guidelines for seniors. These new guidelines detail that the ideal blood pressure for seniors aged 65 and above is 130/80 mm Hg.
These updated guidelines also state that 140/90 mm Hg may indicate Stage 2 Hypertension. Moreover, a reading above 180/120 mm Hg may actually be a Hypertensive Crisis. Seniors should regularly check and monitor their blood pressure and take note of any major changes.
In addition to this, seniors should also do what they can to reduce their blood pressure through making lifestyle changes. From managing your diet to exercising regularly, check out some of our previous tips on maintaining a healthy heart. Contact Senior Strong today!
Elizabeth Kogut works as the editorial head of Senior Strong. Armed with her degree in Nursing from the University of Missouri, Elizabeth ensures that all the site’s content is relevant to seniors today.