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What To Know About High Blood Pressure as You Age

High blood pressure, or hypertension, is a common health problem for older adults. The good news is that blood pressure can be controlled in most people.

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What To Know About High Blood Pressure as You Age

Points to remember:

  • The chance of having high blood pressure increases as you age.
  • Most people with high blood pressure don't have signs or symptoms.
  • Serious health problems can develop if high blood pressure is left untreated.

What you can do:

  • Get your blood pressure checked frequently.
  • Eat a healthy diet and exercise regularly.
  • Ask your doctor if you need medication to manage your blood pressure.

Learn more about high blood pressure and older adults.

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