Male 72 years old, over weight, blood pressure 116/55.

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An ideal blood pressure reading would be below 120/80 mm Hg and above 90/60 mm Hg in an adult. Your pulse pressure was a little high.

Pulse pressure is the difference between systolic and diastolic blood pressure. The most important cause of elevated pulse pressure is stiffness and reduced elasticity of the aorta, the largest artery in the body. This may be due to high blood pressure or fatty deposits on the walls of the arteries (atherosclerosis).

Do you have any discomfort?