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Effects of age on blood pressure

Effects of age on blood pressure

Overview

Blood vessels become less elastic with age. The "average" blood pressure increases from 120/70 to 150/90 and may persist slightly high even if treated. The blood vessels respond more slowly to a change in body position.

Update Date 9/4/2012