Friday, November 11, 2011

Blood pressure is lowering with the ages

Blood PressureThe people over age 65 who are the main target for drugs against high blood pressure (hypertension), you would not really need them, suggests a new representative study published in PLoS Med. According to its blood pressure is a natural tendency to decrease with age, which means that drugs in combination with the natural processes of aging involve the risk of hypotension (low blood pressure), resulting in a person to lose consciousness or be feeling constantly tired and relaxed. Until now it was thought that blood pressure rises with age and therefore prescribed antihypertensive (blood pressure lowering) drugs “just in case”, which besides being unnecessary, could be harmful and. But researchers from University College London found that in one’s life, there are four phases in which, generally speaking, blood pressure rises at the beginning of puberty to age 60, then gradually began to decline.
Of course, due to various factors that influence a person’s life, it is still possible to reach a state of sustained hypertension, which should be treated with appropriate drugs.

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