As per the National Institute of Health, the pulse rate of a newborn infant is about 100 to 160 beats per minute. Children between the ages of 1 year to 10 years have its pulse rate between 60 to 120 beats per minute. The pulse rate of children above 10 years and adults have the pulse rate ranging from 60 to 100 beats per minute. Normal blood pressure of a healthy average individual is 120/80 or below that. The number at the top is the systolic pressure which is the pressure of blood in vessels during the contraction of the heart chamber and pushing of blood in the arteries. The lower number is the diastolic blood pressure which is the pressure when the heart is in relaxed state and getting in blood.
A blood pressure from 121/81 to 139/89 is considered as a case of abnormal and high blood pressure but is not a serious rise. It is called pre-hypertension. The condition becomes serious when the pressure rises above 140/90. It is then a case of high blood pressure. An individual can also suffer from different types of hypertension like when the systolic blood pressure rises but the diastolic blood pressure remains normal. The reciprocal may also occur. Treatment of these hypertension cases is tougher as trying to reduce pressure on top or the bottom number may also show a similar effect on the other part of the fraction. So, a proper balanced blood pressure, both systolic and diastolic is essential. Pulse rate is also a role player and a proper pulse rate keeps your heart healthy. Rise of pulse rate may lead to heart problems like valve failure and even heart attacks. It may be necessary to keep a check on your blood pressure as well as your pulse rate using the Omron BP785 10 Series Upper Arm Blood Pressure Monitor.