Why Blood Pressure Increases With Age
Written by Eli Ben-yehudaOn July 11, 2019
Having a healthy blood pressure is essential if the heart is to work properly and pump blood efficiently throughout the body. If it isn’t working as well as it should be, the blood won’t be distributing oxygen and essential nutrients to the cells and tissues as it should be. Many people ask if Blood Pressure Rise With Age?
The performance of our cardiovascular systems naturally decreases as we age
This is unsurprising when you consider that there are so many variables associated with hypertension and old age. These include our cholesterol and blood pressure levels. According to the Mayo Clinic, hypertension is more common in middle aged men, with women being at higher risk after the menopause.
Here are several causes for blood pressure rise with age:
Blood Pressure Chart by age can be found here
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