A 42-year-old member asked:
How many nonpregnant young women get high blood pressure?
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Dr. Mark Rasakanswered
Cardiology 35 years experience
Depends on age -race: Prevelnce of premenopausal wonen with hypertension is less than men .After age 55 they have similar to men with 30-40% in blacks and 20% in whites.After age 70 the prevalnce increases with up to 80-90% of the wonen having hypertension. Especially isolated systolic hypertension.
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Why is problem of high blood pressure in women?What should they eat
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Dr. Calvin Weisbergeranswered
53 years experience
Blood pressure: High blood pressure happens in males and females about equally. Humans should keep their salt intake to under 4gm of salt a day if possible and consume a mediterranean type diet.
5.2k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
Last updated Sep 28, 2016
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