my blood pressure is 147/85 and I am over 60. Is that high blood pressure?

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Tiger Paws answered

According to the medical association healthy blood pressure in adults should be 120/80. Blood pressure between 120/80 and 140/90 is normal.  Anything more or less should be discussed with a doctor.

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Lia Tan answered

According to the American Heart Association, they recently changed their standard for what is considered as high blood pressure for people over the age of 60 to 150/90. So now based on the new standard, you are be fine. However, if you are still concerned, please go seek medical advice like to your a doctor or a cardiologist.

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