While blood pressure (BP) tends to rise as people age, the range that is considered normal and healthy stays the same. Therefore, people over 40 are advised to keep a closer eye on their blood pressure.
Normal Systolic Range
The normal systolic blood pressure range for people over 40 varies from 90 to 119.
Normal Adult Diastolic Ranger
The normal diastolic blood pressure range for people over 40 varies from 60 to 79.
Below 90/60, you are at risk for hypotension, also known as low blood pressure.
120/80 to 139/89
If you have blood pressure above 120/80 but also below 139/89 you are considered to have prehypertension. While this condition is not serious in itself, if you fall in this range you should keep a close eye on your blood pressure to keep it from rising higher.
If your blood pressure is above 140/90, you are at serious risk of harm from high blood pressure and should consult a doctor.