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The most common is a reading of the systolic and diastolic functions, an ideal reading being 120/80.
However, medical personnel are also interested in the mean arterial pressure also known as MAP.
This post is part of a series on biomarkers of health and longevity.
This is calculated by doubling the diastolic blood pressure, adding it to the systolic and dividing by three.
For example, if we take the average blood pressure above and apply this calculation it looks like this:
(80 + 80 + 120)/3 = 93.3
Or you can plug in your systolic and diastolic numbers into an online MAP calculator.
The MAP lets them know if the body is getting too little profusion of blood (lower than 60) or too much (higher than 105).
Note: This post is to raise awareness only. It does not offer medical advice. If you have concerns about your circulatory system, please see a licensed medical professional.