How can you find out your average blood pressure?
If you would like to know what your average blood pressure is, there are various methods that your doctor can use to measure this for you. The average of the different measurements will give you your average blood pressure.
Can I measure my own average blood pressure at home?
Indeed, it is also possible to measure your average blood pressure at home. It is important to use a reliable electronic blood pressure monitor, which you can purchase for around £50. You will need to take at least 5 measurements over the course of 3 to 6 months. Bear in mind that each blood pressure measurement should be recorded at the same time of day.
What is the average blood pressure?
Your blood pressure can vary greatly. Many factors influence blood pressure, such as exercise, posture, fear, anger and stress. Age has also been proven to play an important role in blood pressure.
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When is your blood pressure too high?
An average blood pressure of 140/90 mmHg means that your blood pressure is too high (maximum pressure/minimum pressure) for people under 60 years of age, or higher than 160/90 mmHg for people over 60 years of age.