Study: Elderly Benefit When Hypertension is Controlled

Keeping blood pressure at the right level can help adults over age 60 live longer, healthier lives, according to one credible study.

Researchers say that hypertension was previously regarded as a natural part of aging and that some health care providers were fearful of treating it.

Researchers now say treating high blood pressure in the elderly can reduce the number of deaths caused by stroke, and sudden cardiac arrest.

According to the Mayo Clinic, lifestyle changes can prevent and help treat hypertension at any age. These changes include maintaining a healthy weight, eating a proper diet, and reducing stress as well as salt intake. There are also some nutritional supplements believed to decrease blood pressure. For more, read the story.

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Robert W. Carter, Jr. is a Virginia attorney whose law practice is dedicated to protecting the rights of the victims of nursing home and assisted living neglect and abuse in Richmond, Roanoke, Norfolk, Lynchburg, Danville, Charlottesville, and across Virginia.

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