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Normal Blood Pressure for an Active 13 Year Old

Published: August 19, 2010
Dear TeenHealthFX,
What is a normal blood pressure for an active 13 year old.
Signed: Normal Blood Pressure for an Active 13 Year Old

Dear Normal Blood Pressure for an Active 13 Year Old,

 

A rule of thumb is that for someone your age is blood pressure should measure below 120 systolic and below 80 diastolic. However the average 13 year old comes in all different shapes and sizes so these measurements can vary to some degree. If you would like a more accurate measurement check out the National Institute of Health’s Blood Pressure Tables for Children and Adolescents which will break down the numbers by sex and height percentile.

 

If your blood pressure is either too high or too low then you would want to have this checked out by your doctor.

 

 

Signed: TeenHealthFX

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