The Risk and Guidelines of High Blood Pressure in Seniors
Commonly referred to as the silent killer, high blood pressure (HBP) affects nearly half of US adults. As we age, the chances of experiencing HBP increase, and it becomes difficult to decrease the chances of hypertension.
In a recent blog post, AgingCare discusses the issues associated with HBP and the steps we should take to lower our blood pressure as we get older. Some tips include:
- Following a heart-healthy diet
- Losing excess fat and maintaining a healthy weight
- Engaging in regular physical activity
- Quit smoking
It is important to keep track of your blood pressure, especially as you get older. If you are experiencing complications with your heart, brain or kidneys, don’t hesitate to call a doctor and try to maintain a healthy lifestyle to prevent high blood pressure from occurring.