What is Normal Blood Pressure? Blood Pressure Explained

Blood Pressure Affected by Age. As a person ages, it’s been shown that their blood pressure will increase along with them. This is because the aged body needs a bit more oxygen and/or nutrients to function at the same level as it did when younger. It’s common for systolic blood pressure to measure around 100 plus a person’s age. At least, that measurement works for men. For women, the measurement should be 90 plus a person’s age (or 100 + a person’s age minus 10 for symmetry)