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How does blood pressure change with age?

April 15, 2021

From the Medical News Today website

As people get older, they are more likely to have elevated blood pressure. This is because blood vessels become stiffer with age, which makes blood pressure rise.

Nearly half of adults in the United States have high blood pressure. Having blood pressure that is too high or low may increase a person’s chances of severe health conditions, including stroke, heart attack, heart failure, and kidney disease.

The only way for a person to know whether their blood pressure is within a normal range is to take a blood pressure reading. A doctor can then treat abnormal blood pressure to prevent complications.

In this article, we will examine average blood pressure by age. We will also look at the causes of high and low blood pressure and potential treatments.

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