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Throughout your life, it is important to maintain a healthy blood pressure, but it becomes increasingly important as you age. High blood pressure is common amongst the elderly and can cause a number of health issues, such as stroke and heart disease. High blood pressure is considered anything above 130/80 (it used to be considered anything above 140/90).
If you find out that you have high blood pressure, or if you’d like to maintain your healthy blood pressure, there are a number of steps that you can take in your everyday life. Eating healthy and exercising regularly are the two most important things you can do for your health as you age. If you have high blood pressure, it’s also a good idea to limit your salt intake in your diet as well as your alcohol consumption. Along with high blood pressure, smoking causes a number of health issues, so you should quit smoking immediately, even if you don’t have high blood pressure.
Depending on your blood pressure and your unique circumstances, your doctor may also choose to prescribe medication to help lower your blood pressure.
For more information about high blood pressure in the elderly, visit the National Institute on Aging’s website.
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