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Does age affect your blood pressure?

does age affect your blood pressure?
Thu, 17 Dec 2009
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Age should have nothing to do with a person's blood pressure. It is our physical health that affects it. If you lie around eating chips, smoking, no exercise and generally don't take any special care of yourself.....your blood pressure is going to go higher as you get older. A person's genes can affect the blood pressure, even if they exercise, eat right and generally do the right thing. The cardiologists I work with feel that everybody should maintain a blood pressure around 120/80. That tells me if you try to eat right, exercise, don't smoke and generally do your best to live a healthy lifestyle, then your blood pressure has little to do with your age and a lot to do with how you live. And of course, those who have the "bad" gene pool go to their docs and get medical treatment to keep the BP down. I hope this helps answer your question.
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