Harvard Men's Health Watch

Many older adults take unneeded blood pressure drugs

In the Journals A study published online June 30, 2016, by Age and Ageing found that adults over age 70 might remain on medications to lower blood pressure (antihypertensive drugs) despite already having attained low pressures. Researchers from the University of Kent in the United Kingdom examined 11,167 patients and discovered that 66% of those with a systolic (top number) blood pressure of less than 100 millimeters of mercury (mm Hg) still took…

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