This is the easiest way to find out your blood pressure (BP) risk category. You must begin by feeding your age, sex and most recent reading of blood pressure measurement into the calculator.

Based on the National Heart Foundation’s Guided PDF to Management of Hypertension, the calculator is structured in such a way that assigns your BP measurement to one of seven categories.

You can in fact find out whether your blood pressure is normal, high or low and how often you should have your blood pressure checked by your doctor.

This calculator is meant only for people over 15 years of age. It is recommended that the people with high blood pressure or hypertension monitor their blood pressure continuously at home. It is convenient and saves both time and money.

Blood pressure is a ‘mathematical representation’ of two forces namely:

1. The top number (systolic) which is the force applied against the walls of the arteries when the heart beats and

2. The bottom number (diastolic) which is the force applied against the walls between the two beats of the heart (i.e. when heart is in a relaxed state).

A blood pressure range of 110/70 to 120/80 is usually considered normal.

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