Anyone who has gone to the doctor has had their blood pressure taken as a standard procedure. This vital measurement is the go-to indicator of your circulatory health, composed of your heart and blood vessels.
People of all ages are at risk of decreased oxygen circulation, but seniors should be particularly conscientious. 45% of adults in the U.S. have hypertension, and the number increases by 20% in the older adult population.
While the data on blood pressure for women varies slightly compared to the average blood pressure for men, the overall message is clear – seniors need to take their circulatory health seriously. We will review the recommendations for the new normal blood pressure for seniors and some tips for keeping your body at optimal health.