Harvard Men's Health Watch

Overcoming resistant hypertension

As men live longer, more face the challenge of difficult-to-control high blood pressure. High blood pressure, or hypertension, remains a common health issue for a majority of older men. In fact, approximately 54% to 67% of men ages 65 and older suffer from the condition, which occurs when your systolic pressure (the top number on a blood pressure reading) is 140 mm Hg or higher, and your diastolic pressure (the bottom number)…

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