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High blood pressure

High blood pressure, or hypertension, is a common health problem in older adults. Without treatment, it can lead to serious health problems. However, many people are able to control their blood pressure with healthy lifestyle changes and medication. Find out more about what you can do to prevent and manage high blood pressure.

High Blood Pressure and Older Adults

Read about high blood pressure or hypertension. Learn how changes in lifestyle—like getting more exercise and having less salt—may help control it.
Older man getting blood pressure checked by a nurse

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