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What is a normal blood pressure for women of age 50 and older?

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Dr. Terrence Cohen
Internal Medicine - Cardiology

In brief: Lower is better

With aging the elasticity of arteries (as all tissues) decreases resulting in a tendency to higher blood pressures.
This is not desirable and higher pressures are not acceptable. It is still best if the blood pressure can be kept to 120/80 or even less. Until symptomatic, lower blood pressure usually is better.

In brief: Lower is better

With aging the elasticity of arteries (as all tissues) decreases resulting in a tendency to higher blood pressures.
This is not desirable and higher pressures are not acceptable. It is still best if the blood pressure can be kept to 120/80 or even less. Until symptomatic, lower blood pressure usually is better.
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